A Stranger in this World: Stories

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Vintage Books, 1994 - Fiction - 180 pages
22 Reviews
In the tradition of the works of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, this fiction debut shines with verbal brilliance. Disturbing yet compellingly readable, the stories in this collection explore the gap between disappointment and hope, between life as it could be and life as it is.

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

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

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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

Contents

DOGS
13
PRETTY JUDY
19
MOONBEAMS AND ASPIRIN
95
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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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