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"Giardina is an accomplished short story writer in the tradition of Cheever and Updike, taking the angst of professional males (and some females) as his territory. But I find his stories morally troubling: the stories seem to be about characters whose lives are bleak and empty. But perhaps it is Giardina's vision that is bleak and empty, and so he makes cruel judgments about characters not because they are bankrupt but because they lead ordinary lives and don't quite know how else they should live. The author gives them no help, and I'm sure it has crossed his mind that you can live an ordinary life, sense that it is not limitless in its possibilities, and not plunge into the heart of darkness. But still the pitiless vision of the writer looking at these people is what dominates most of the stories. Giardina is talented, creative, and intelligent, but I sense a cruel streak." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

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ISBN:
9780812992359
Author:
Giardina
Author:
Giardina, Anthony
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.51 in. .64 lbs.

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