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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

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Eric Wright - Goodreads

My completely unbiased review after having Professor Canty as a teacher: his stories resonate like a good indie band, stripped down and soulful. Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Salvatore - Goodreads

I love this book cover. I want my collection of short stories to have one like this. A strong collection of tales here otherwise. Rough and tough, pithy and witty. Carver is obviously a model. But there's less compassion in the ether here. Did I mention I really like this cover? Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Jim Hunnicutt - Goodreads

This compilation of Kevin Canty's short stories eloquently displays his unique power of setting, character and structure. After reading this novel, what stand out are his abilities to take characters ... Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I have this problem with story collections: they're mostly not very good. Or there are one or two or maybe three good stories out of a dozen. This collection is good all the way through. This is very rare. You should buy it. Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - John Jeffire - Goodreads

I just dig these stories. They are unsettling, but only because we know that Canty dares to expose something horribly real in life. For example, the story "Pretty Judy," in which a young boy is ... Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - John Jeffire - Goodreads

I just dig these stories. They are unsettling, but only because we know that Canty dares to expose something horribly real in life. For example, the story "Pretty Judy," in which a young boy is ... Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

An unsettling collection of stories where each character seems to be hanging in the balance between two worlds: one of good choices, the straight-and-narrow, and happy endings; and the other of chaos, and disaster. This is probably the best, most engaging story collection I've ever read. Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Michele Tracy - Goodreads

The characters in this book were simply unforgettable. Canty writes about people on the margins often making glaringly stupid choices. The characters are depressing, compelling and funny all at the ... Read full review


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