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In this refreshing, funny, and startling collection of stories, Lucy Corin veers far from the path of staid contemporary fiction. She masterfully weaves traditional and experimental topics and techniques, creating a fictional world where people behave normally in the most extreme situations, and in bizarrely with almost no provocation at all. But thanks to her vivid, sharp prose and insightful first-person voices, even the oddest behavior is utterly believable. Unpredictable and playful, these stories transcend their apocalyptic feel to offer a vision that is clear, humane, and completely engaging. The Entire Predicament secures Corins reputation as an original, stylistically courageous voice in contemporary avant-garde fiction.

Synopsis:

In this refreshing, funny, and startling collection of stories, Lucy Corin veers far from the path of staid contemporary fiction. She masterfully weaves traditional and experimental topics and techniques, creating a fictional world where people behave normally in the most extreme situations, and in bizarrely with almost no provocation at...

Synopsis:

Lucy Corin's daring debut story collection leads the reader through a world where characters behave normally in the most extreme situations and bizarrely with almost no provocation at all. Unpredictable and playful, Corin brilliantly dissects time, people, places, and things, truly rendering how it feels to be human.

About the Author

Lucy Corins short stories have been published in numerous journals, including Ploughshares, the Iowa Review, the Mid-American Review, and Conjunctions, and anthologized in the collections The Iowa Anthology of Innovative Fiction (Iowa University Press, 1994) and New Stories for the South: The Years Best (Algonquin Books, 1997 and 2003). Her novel, Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls was published by FC2 in 2004. Currently, she teaches English at the University of California, Davis.

Table of Contents

First person — Airplane — Rich people — My favorite dentist — Midgets often marry each other — Wizened — A woman with a gardener — The way she loved cats — Who buried the baby — Some machines — Baby in a body cast — The entire predicament — Incognito — Mice — Simpler components.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982503027
Publisher:
Tin House Books
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Introduction:
Houston, Pam
Author:
Houston, Pam
Author:
Corin, Lucy
Annotations:
Houston, Pam
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070928
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 7.5 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Short Stories

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Product details 220 pages Tin House Books - English 9780982503027 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this refreshing, funny, and startling collection of stories, Lucy Corin veers far from the path of staid contemporary fiction. She masterfully weaves traditional and experimental topics and techniques, creating a fictional world where people behave normally in the most extreme situations, and in bizarrely with almost no provocation at...
"Synopsis" by , Lucy Corin's daring debut story collection leads the reader through a world where characters behave normally in the most extreme situations and bizarrely with almost no provocation at all. Unpredictable and playful, Corin brilliantly dissects time, people, places, and things, truly rendering how it feels to be human.
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