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Publisher Comments:

When Jill McCorkle feels a short story coming on, she goes right ahead and "wastes" wonderful ideas instead of hoarding them for a novel. The result is another extraordinary collection of stories and characters. In "It's a Funeral! RSVP," the storyteller is a woman who takes up self-styled "careers" that suit her circumstances. Now she's stumbled onto one that's so successful that she just can't quit. It's planning funerals, what she calls Going Out Parties, in which the clients are the soon-to-be-deceased themselves. In "Life Prerecorded," perhaps McCorkle's finest short piece to date, the pregnant narrator finds the real meaning of new life by visiting with a very old neighbor who's waiting, too, for his own new life. In these and the rest of the nine stories, Jill McCorkle acts on her penchant for taming the outrageous, humanizing the forbidden, and grounding the hilarious.

Synopsis:

Another extraordinary collection of short stories by the author of "Carolina Moon" and "Crash Diet". "(McCorkle's) characters . . . ring as true as lead crystal".--"The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis). Available

About the Author

Jill McCorkle is the author of nine previous books—four story collections and five novels—five of which have been selected as New York Times  

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565122048
Subtitle:
And Other Stories
Author:
McCorkle, Jill
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19980106
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.33x5.35x.89 in. .72 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Final Vinyl Days: And Other Stories
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Product details 224 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565122048 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Another extraordinary collection of short stories by the author of "Carolina Moon" and "Crash Diet". "(McCorkle's) characters . . . ring as true as lead crystal".--"The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis). Available
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