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The Accomplished Guest: Stories

Autor: Beattie, Ann

Editorial: Scribner Book Company

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

Precio de Lista:$26.00
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The Accomplished Guest: Stories : A magnificent new collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie - featuring recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections.

Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie’s astutely observed new collection explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging.

One theme of The Accomplished Guest is people paying visits or receiving visitors, traveling to see old friends, the joys and tolls of hosting company (and of being hosted). The occasion might be a wedding, a birthday, a reunion, an annual Christmas party, or another opportunity to gather and attempt to bond with biological relatives or chosen families. In some stories, as in life, what begins as a benign social event becomes a situation played for high stakes.

The stories in The Accomplished Guest are marked by an undercurrent of loss and an unexpected element of violence, with Beattie’s signature mordant humor woven throughout. Some characters provide welcome diversions, others are uninvited interruptions, all are indelibly drawn by the endlessly amusing and accomplished Ann Beattie. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ficción   Humorous
Ficción   Literary
Ficción   Short Stories

ISBN 13:9781501111389
ISBN 10:1501111388
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:270
Tamaño:8.71" l x 5.80" w x 1.02" h
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