Synopses & Reviews
2 cassettes / 3 hours
Read by Peter Riegert
"One of the great short story writers of our time - of any time."
-- Philadelphia Inquirer
Few American writers are more admired than the late Raymond Carver. In Where I'm Calling From, his highly-acclaimed short story collection, Carver displays an astounding genius.
Carver's stories are populated by characters living in an unforgiving world, suffering the burdens of displacement, divorce, despair. These people snarl and bark and speak in bursts of rough-and tumble dialogue. They are everybody, anybody, nobody. Here, Carver has captured a heart-wrenchingly poignant world of real people with real problems, convincingly portrayed in a spare and gritty style.
A final testament to Carver's towering talent, Where I'm Calling From is a mesmerizing masterpiece of fiction, drama, and poetry.
Where I'm Calling From
A Serious Talk
About the Author
Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please
(a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral
(nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From
in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.
About the Reader
Peter Riegert costarred in the hit movie Crossing Delancey. His other film credits include Animal House and Local Hero. He has appeared in several Broadway and off-Broadway productions and on television in the PBS miniseries Concealed Enemies.