Sam the Cat: and Other Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
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The New Yorker magazine named Matt Klam one of the twenty best young writers in America, and the seven stories that comprise Sam the Cat are all the proof we need.

Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matt Klam loves his characters but spares them nothing: the swaggering womanizer Sam falls in love with a woman across a crowded room who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be not quite what he expected; a self-doubting young professional attends the posh wedding of his successful friend and delivers a disastrous toast; the chicken one man?s girlfriend is preparing for dinner comes to embody the darkly corrosive element in their relationship. These stories crackle with humor, intelligence and style and add up to an outrageously funny, unforgettable debut.

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SAM THE CAT: and Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Debut collection from a young author who specializes in the meltdown of middle-class masculinity.All these stories concern young men around the age of marriageability: fumbling, confused guys who can ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Matthew Klam lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife. In 1999 he was named one of the twenty best young fiction writers in America by The New Yorker. He is an O. Henry Award winner. His nonfiction has been featured in such places as Harper's and The New York Times Magazine.

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