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A four-time O. Henry Prize winner, Ann Beattie is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she looks at baby boomers in their maturity, sorting out their own lives and struggling with parents who are eccentric, unpredictable, and increasingly dependent. She is at the top of her form, writing with the vividness, compassion, and sometimes morbid wit that have made her one of the most influential writers of a generation.


From the author of "Park City" comes a superb novella and a collection of brilliant stories about adult children, aging parents and the chance encounters that alter lives.

About the Author

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections and in John Updike’s The Best American Short Stories of the Century. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story form. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Key West, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents


Fléchette follies

Find and replace


Tending something

Apology for a journey not taken


The garden game

The rabbit hole as likely explanation

Just going out

That last odd day in L.A.

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Beattie, Ann
Scribner Book Company
Beattie, Ann
Short Stories (single author)
Stories (single author)
Literature-A to Z
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Publication Date:
June 2006
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8 x 5.25 in

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