Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.95
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z

Werewolves in Their Youth: Stories

by

Werewolves in Their Youth: Stories Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Werewolves in Their Youth takes us into the hearts and lives of young people and people in midlife caught at emotional moments of turning point and change. In the opening story, "Werewolves in Their Youth," a boy attempts to help a troubled classmate, only to uncover the even more perplexing troubles of the adults around them. In "House Hunting," a young couple mends their strained relationship during an appointment with a strange real estate broker. In the collection's chilling final story, "In the Black Mill," a student archaeologist travels to a small American city to conduct his fieldwork, and finds himself investigating the mysterious fates of the inhabitants.

Review:

"[A] winning collection....Chabon is as witty as ever while dispensing with the glibness that sometimes marred his earlier work. His characters, even whey they are silly and flawed, come across as sympathetic, three-dimensional human beings." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Mr. Chabon writes with enormous fluency in these pages, captivating the reader with his descriptive and metaphoric powers." Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Review:

"A loving craftsman and the author of superb, seemingly alchemically rendered sentences, Chabon has been producing pitch-perfect, at times even dazzling, fiction....While his language has relinquished none of its vividness, Chabon has mellowed it into an elegant vessel of irony and empathy." Michael Carroll, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"A mixed second collection....Chabon is a stylist...whose finely crafted sentences unfortunately don't add up to very interesting narratives." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"When you read these stories, it may strike you how seldom you come across really beautiful writing....It's truthful and lyrical, and it bestows on these troubled children of his imagination a measure of grace." Susan Kelly, USA Today

Review:

"[U]nlike Fitzgerald, Chabon is too fond of his characters to send them hurtling into the abyss. He always gives them one last chance to make good. In some cases...this affection makes for his loveliest stories; in others...it crosses the line into sentimentality. It also creates a certain sameness of rhythm that you wish Chabon would try harder to break. Still, without their author's generosity of spirit and his sense of humor, these stories would lose a considerable part of their charm. And charm is an undervalued quality these days, in fiction as in life." Adam Goodheart, Salon.com

Review:

"This is a wonderful book of short stories, but an odd one, even odder, in fact, than its self-consciously attention-grabbing title suggests." Book Magazine

Review:

"He's Updike without the condescension, Cheever without the self-pity, a young American Nabokov who writes with a rueful joie de vivre from within his own culture." James Hynes, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"What's most alive in this book is the witty and resonant prose that has always been Chabon's strength, a prose in which sharp observation shades into metaphor..." Michael Gorra, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The author of Wonder Boys returns with a powerful and wonderfully written collection of stories. Caught at moments of change, Chabon's men and women, children and husbands and wives, all face small but momentous decisions. They are caught in events that will crystallize and define their lives forever, and with each, Michael Chabon brings his unique vision and uncanny understanding of our deepest mysteries and our greatest fears.

Synopsis:

The author of Wonder Boys returns with a powerful and wonderfully written collection of stories. Caught at moments of change, Chabon's men and women, children and husbands and wives, all face small but momentous decisions. They are caught in events that will crystallize and define their lives forever, and with each, Michael Chabon brings his unique vision and uncanny understanding of our deepest mysteries and our greatest fears.

About the Author

Michael Chabon is the author of two novels, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys, and of a previous collection of stories, A Model World. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Werewolves in their Youth 3
House Hunting 31
Son of the Wolfman 52
Green's Book 83
Mrs. Box 106
Spikes 125
The Harris Fetko Story 140
That was me 164
In the Black Mill 185

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

James Dukes, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by James Dukes)
I found this to be a wonderful and entertaining collection of stories by a writer who is arguably one of the finest of the 21st century.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 4 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312254384
Author:
Chabon, Michael
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Psychological fiction, American
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.47 x 0.595 in

Other books you might like

  1. The Whore's Child: And Other Stories Used Trade Paper $3.95
  2. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship,... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  3. When the Nines Roll Over: And Other... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  4. Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing... Used Trade Paper $8.50
  5. Love and Hydrogen: New and Selected...
    Used Trade Paper $9.00
  6. The Safety of Objects
    Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Werewolves in Their Youth: Stories Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.95 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Picador USA - English 9780312254384 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] winning collection....Chabon is as witty as ever while dispensing with the glibness that sometimes marred his earlier work. His characters, even whey they are silly and flawed, come across as sympathetic, three-dimensional human beings."
"Review" by , "Mr. Chabon writes with enormous fluency in these pages, captivating the reader with his descriptive and metaphoric powers."
"Review" by , "A loving craftsman and the author of superb, seemingly alchemically rendered sentences, Chabon has been producing pitch-perfect, at times even dazzling, fiction....While his language has relinquished none of its vividness, Chabon has mellowed it into an elegant vessel of irony and empathy."
"Review" by , "A mixed second collection....Chabon is a stylist...whose finely crafted sentences unfortunately don't add up to very interesting narratives."
"Review" by , "When you read these stories, it may strike you how seldom you come across really beautiful writing....It's truthful and lyrical, and it bestows on these troubled children of his imagination a measure of grace."
"Review" by , "[U]nlike Fitzgerald, Chabon is too fond of his characters to send them hurtling into the abyss. He always gives them one last chance to make good. In some cases...this affection makes for his loveliest stories; in others...it crosses the line into sentimentality. It also creates a certain sameness of rhythm that you wish Chabon would try harder to break. Still, without their author's generosity of spirit and his sense of humor, these stories would lose a considerable part of their charm. And charm is an undervalued quality these days, in fiction as in life."
"Review" by , "This is a wonderful book of short stories, but an odd one, even odder, in fact, than its self-consciously attention-grabbing title suggests."
"Review" by , "He's Updike without the condescension, Cheever without the self-pity, a young American Nabokov who writes with a rueful joie de vivre from within his own culture."
"Review" by , "What's most alive in this book is the witty and resonant prose that has always been Chabon's strength, a prose in which sharp observation shades into metaphor..."
"Synopsis" by , The author of Wonder Boys returns with a powerful and wonderfully written collection of stories. Caught at moments of change, Chabon's men and women, children and husbands and wives, all face small but momentous decisions. They are caught in events that will crystallize and define their lives forever, and with each, Michael Chabon brings his unique vision and uncanny understanding of our deepest mysteries and our greatest fears.
"Synopsis" by ,
The author of Wonder Boys returns with a powerful and wonderfully written collection of stories. Caught at moments of change, Chabon's men and women, children and husbands and wives, all face small but momentous decisions. They are caught in events that will crystallize and define their lives forever, and with each, Michael Chabon brings his unique vision and uncanny understanding of our deepest mysteries and our greatest fears.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.