My hard bargain: stories

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Washington Square Press, 1992 - Fiction - 145 pages
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My Hard Bargain was hailed as "an impressive debut" by The Wall Street Journal, and "substantial and down to earth" by the New Yorker. The exalted, memorable characters in Kirn's acclaimed debut short story col lection confront the real hard bargains in life that spring up from the business of simply living, and Kirn transforms these hard-luck stories into strapping moral lessons which evoke the bonds that unite us all.

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Mormons play key roles in many of the 13 stories in this splendid debut collection. In "Whole Other Bodies,'' two young missionaries in dark suits visit a troubled family and bring about a miraculous ... Read full review



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WALTER KIRN is a contributing editor to "Time" magazine, where he was nominated for a National Magazine Award in his first year, and a regular reviewer for the "New York Times Book Review," His work has appeared in the "New York Times Magazine," the "New York Times Book Review," "GQ," "Vogue," "New York" and "Esquire," He is the author of four previous works of fiction: "My Hard Bargain: Stories," "She Needed Me," "Thumbsucker," and "Up in the Air." He lives in Livingston, Montana.

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