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Tumble Home: A Novella and Short Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Long admired for her "tough-minded, original, and fully felt short stories" (Sheila Ballyntyne, the New York Times Book Review), Amy Hempel takes her art to new heights in her first remarkable novella — as well as in her latest collection of stories that comment on life's ironies with decidedly offbeat intelligence.

Review:

"As we read, we learn that to discover meaning in stray pieces of our universe is a happy, curative act....Hempel makes haunting bits of beauty out of motley scraps." Adam Begley, People

Synopsis:

Critically acclaimed master of the short story Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home is narrated by people with skewed visions of home. Not exactly crazy, they become obsessed and irrational as their inner logic leads them astray. In the title novella, a woman living in a psychiatric halfway house writes to a man she has met only once. Proceeding in brief vignettes that link and illuminate, she recounts her peculiar life with the other patients. The accretions of anecdote lead deeper and deeper into the psyche and history of the narrator, gradually revealing the reason for her urgent letter.

About the Author

Amy Hempel is the author of Tumble Home, Reasons to Live, and At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, and the coeditor of Unleashed. Her stories have appeared in Elle, GQ, Harper's, Playboy, the Quarterly, and Vanity Fair. She teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Bennington College and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Weekend
Church cancels cow
The children's party
Sportsman
Housewife
The annex
The new lodger
Tumble home

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684838878
Author:
Hempel, Amy
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
GTR-386
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 5.145 oz

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Product details 160 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684838878 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As we read, we learn that to discover meaning in stray pieces of our universe is a happy, curative act....Hempel makes haunting bits of beauty out of motley scraps."
"Synopsis" by , Critically acclaimed master of the short story Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home is narrated by people with skewed visions of home. Not exactly crazy, they become obsessed and irrational as their inner logic leads them astray. In the title novella, a woman living in a psychiatric halfway house writes to a man she has met only once. Proceeding in brief vignettes that link and illuminate, she recounts her peculiar life with the other patients. The accretions of anecdote lead deeper and deeper into the psyche and history of the narrator, gradually revealing the reason for her urgent letter.
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