A stranger in this world

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Doubleday, Jul 1, 1994 - Fiction - 180 pages
23 Reviews
A collection of powerful and polished short stories charts the narrow territory between the normal and the obsessional, the known and the shockingly violent, where people cross into a world of danger and risk, hope and disappointment. Tour.

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Luckily his writing is really, really good. - Goodreads
There's very little BS with Canty's writing. - Goodreads
Ending the novel is the title piece. - Goodreads

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

A beautiful collection...difficult, discomfiting, haunting...glad I took my time with this one. Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Zach Gerberick - Goodreads

Brilliant. One of my favorite contemporary writers of short fiction. Does interiority like no other. Heavy, old-fashioned plots; beautifully rendered moods of intensity and tension; and great, complex bad characters. Looking forward to moving to his novels. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

KEVIN CANTY is the award-winning author of the novels "Nine Below Zero" and "Into the Great Wide Open," as well as the short story collections "Honeymoon and Other" "Stories" and "A Stranger in This World," His work has been published in "The New Yorker," "Esquire," "GQ," the "New York Times Magazine," and other periodicals. He lives in Missoula, Montana.

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