Sam the Cat: and Other Stories
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
SAM THE CAT: and Other StoriesUser 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
Other editions - View all
asked baby Barbara beach beautiful Bob’s can’t chair chicken chili powder couldn’t Dave Denise Diane didn’t know dinner door dress Emile everything eyes face father feel felt floor front fuck girl girlfriend glass grabbed Gynnie Gynnie’s hadn’t hair hand hate he’d He’s head I’ve inside Joanie kids Kiffany kissed kitchen Klam knew laughed leaned legs Linda lips looked Louise Lynn Lynn’s Madeleine Albright married Martina morning mother mouth moved never night Niloo nodded o’clock pants Phil Phylida Popeye pulled Rich Rich’s Rick rubbed Sebastian she’d She’s shirt skin sleep smell smiled staring started stood stuff talking tell there’s they’d thing thought Tiki Bar told took tried trying turned walked wanted wasn’t watched we’d We’re wedding What’s wine woman women wondered Yeah yelled You’re