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Problems with People: Stories

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David Guterson is the author of five novels: Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the PEN/Faulkner and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award; East of the Mountains; Our Lady of the Forest, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times and Seattle Post- Intelligencer Best Book of the Year; The Other; and Ed King. He is also the author of a previous story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; a poetry collection, Songs for a Summons; and two works of nonfiction, Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense and Descent: A Memoir of Madness. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in Washington State.

 

David Guterson’s The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; East of the Mountains; Ed King; The Other; Our Lady of the Forest; and Snow Falling on Cedars are available in Vintage paperback.

Review:

"People struggle to connect with each other in this succinct but ambitious collection of 10 stories from the author of Snow Falling on Cedars. Some return to Guterson's customary Pacific Northwestern milieu, but elsewhere he ranges abroad, with settings including Katmandu, Berlin, and South Africa. 'Paradise' observes a man and a woman struggling through the awkwardness of their first few dates, while in 'Tenant,' a landlord obsesses over a new renter whom he has never met. 'Politics' explores the superficial yet fraught relationship between a beggar and those he solicits, and 'Krassavitseh' follows a father and son as they navigate Holocaust memorials in Germany with an enigmatic tour guide. Though Guterson's characters differ in their ages, locations, and worries, all of their stories turn on the thin lines that separate friendship from acquaintance, and the strange from the familiar. While the stories lack depth, they gain resonance from Guterson's eagerness to remind us of the boundless potential of everyday encounters. Agent: Georges Borchardt, Georges Borchardt Inc. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385351485
Author:
Guterson, David
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Short stories
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.68 x 5.87 x 0.78 in 0.78 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Literature Folklore and Memoirs

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "People struggle to connect with each other in this succinct but ambitious collection of 10 stories from the author of Snow Falling on Cedars. Some return to Guterson's customary Pacific Northwestern milieu, but elsewhere he ranges abroad, with settings including Katmandu, Berlin, and South Africa. 'Paradise' observes a man and a woman struggling through the awkwardness of their first few dates, while in 'Tenant,' a landlord obsesses over a new renter whom he has never met. 'Politics' explores the superficial yet fraught relationship between a beggar and those he solicits, and 'Krassavitseh' follows a father and son as they navigate Holocaust memorials in Germany with an enigmatic tour guide. Though Guterson's characters differ in their ages, locations, and worries, all of their stories turn on the thin lines that separate friendship from acquaintance, and the strange from the familiar. While the stories lack depth, they gain resonance from Guterson's eagerness to remind us of the boundless potential of everyday encounters. Agent: Georges Borchardt, Georges Borchardt Inc. (June) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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