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A Perfect Stranger: And Other Stories

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In Roxana Robinson's lucid and elegant prose, her characters' inner worlds open up to us, revealing private emotional cores that are familiar in their needs, their secrets, and their longings. These people tell us the truth — not only about themselves, their relationships, and their lives, but about ourselves as well.

In "Family Christmas," a young girl takes a holiday trip to her grandparents', where the formal atmosphere is shattered by a mysterious and chaotic event that she knows she's too young to understand but struggles to comprehend.

In "Blind Man," a college professor copes with the onslaught of grief after his daughter's death. In "The Face Lift," two college friends renew their bond across a great cultural divide. The sad and hilarious "Assistance" flawlessly details the tragicomic aspects of aging — seen through the eyes of a daughter-turned-caretaker. The terrors of illness are explored in "The Treatment," and in "Assez," a trip to Provence reveals the true volatility of love — and reminds us that we often don't realize that what we have is enough until it's gone.

A Perfect Stranger powerfully and affectingly examines the complex, intricate network of experiences that binds us to one another. These stories are tender, raw, lovely, and fine — and they reaffirm Roxana Robinson's place at the forefront of modern literature.

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"Start in on any sentence and I'm absolutely sure you'll read to the end of the story, and of the book, and you'll come out of it feeling grateful, deeply stirred, seriously happy." Alice Munro

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"Robinson fills her pages with detailed, sensuous writing that strikes a deep emotional chord....[A] splendid collection." People

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"[Robinson's stories chart] the ebb and flow of affection and fury within relationships [and] carry us across the spectrum of human experience." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

In Roxana Robinsons lucid and elegant prose, her characters inner worlds open up to us, revealing private emotional cores that are familiar in their needs, their secrets, and their longings. These people tell us the truth-not only about themselves, their relationships, and their lives, but about ourselves as well. A Perfect Stranger powerfully and affectingly examines the complex, intricate network of experiences that binds us to one another. These stories are tender, raw, lovely, fine-and they reaffirm Roxana Robinsons place at the forefront of modern literature.

About the Author

Roxana Robinson is the author of two novels, Sweetwater and This Is My Daughter; a biography of Georgia O'Keeffe; and two previous short-story collections, A Glimpse of Scarlet and Asking for Love. Four of her works have been named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Robinson's fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper's, Daedalus, and Vogue. She lives in New York City and Westchester County, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812967357
Author:
Robinson, Roxana
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.55x5.47x.58 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812967357 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Start in on any sentence and I'm absolutely sure you'll read to the end of the story, and of the book, and you'll come out of it feeling grateful, deeply stirred, seriously happy."
"Review" by , "Robinson fills her pages with detailed, sensuous writing that strikes a deep emotional chord....[A] splendid collection."
"Review" by , "[Robinson's stories chart] the ebb and flow of affection and fury within relationships [and] carry us across the spectrum of human experience."
"Synopsis" by , In Roxana Robinsons lucid and elegant prose, her characters inner worlds open up to us, revealing private emotional cores that are familiar in their needs, their secrets, and their longings. These people tell us the truth-not only about themselves, their relationships, and their lives, but about ourselves as well. A Perfect Stranger powerfully and affectingly examines the complex, intricate network of experiences that binds us to one another. These stories are tender, raw, lovely, fine-and they reaffirm Roxana Robinsons place at the forefront of modern literature.
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