Sam the Cat and Other Stories
The New Yorker 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 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
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