Dancing After Hours: Stories
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
From a genuine hero of the American short story comes a luminous collection that reveals the seams of hurt, courage, and tenderness that run through the bedrock of contemporary American life. In these fourteen stories, Dubus depicts ordinary men and women confronting injury and loneliness, the lack of love and the terror of actually having it. Out of his characters' struggles and small failures--and their unexpected moments of redemption--Dubus creates fiction that bears comparison to the short story's greatest creators--Chekhov, Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alienhard - LibraryThing
Life's too short for morose love stories. Tossed it aside after the fifth such story in the collection. He writes well, just not about anything I care to read. Read full review
DANCING AFTER HOURS: StoriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From Dubus (Selected Stories, 1988), fourteen new pieces that show this stalwart author, more often than not, at his great- hearted best. Dubus can be both derivative and wildly uneven, as in his ... Read full review