Synopses & Reviews
A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
"Carver's stories can be counted among the masterpieces of American fiction." The New York Times Book Review
The nine stories and one poem collected in this volume formed the basis for the astonishingly original film Short Cuts directed by Robert Altman. Collected altogether in this volume, these stories form a searing and indelible portrait of American innocence and loss. From the collections Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Where I m Calling From, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and A New Path to the Waterfall; including an introduction by Robert Altman. With deadpan humor and enormous tenderness, this is the work of one of the true contemporary masters (The New York Review of Books).
About the Author
Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1988.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Robert Altman
They're Not Your Husband
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
So Much Water So Close to Home
A Small, Good Thing
Jerry and Molly and Sam
Tell the Women We're Going
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