Werewolves in Their Youth: Stories

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Open Road Media, Dec 20, 2011 - Fiction - 216 pages
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Chabon’s second story collection, about couples and families suffused with yearning but crippled by broken love
Paralysis in the face of insight afflicts many characters in this stunning volume. In the title story, a boy named Paul does nothing to protect his feral friend Timothy from the scorn of teachers and classmates alike, even though he knows the reasons for Timothy’s irritating games. In other stories, a young alpha couple sees a future together in the defects of a house up for sale, a heartbroken thief finds his ex-girlfriend’s grandma to be an easy mark, and a man drifts away from a wife who has experienced a terrible misfortune. At times darkly funny, and others achingly beautiful, Werewolves in Their Youth renders the sad compromises of adulthood and the vivid fantasies of childhood with clarity and warmth.
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User Review  - cait815 - LibraryThing

I'm usually not a fan of short stories (with the exception of Flannery O'Connor's; she is AMAZING), but I did enjoy this book. The stories themselves were fine - the title story being my favorite ... Read full review

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User Review  - LaurieAE - LibraryThing

I like Michael Chabon...and I have recently read a collection of essays by him as well as this collection of short stories. I enjoyed these stories much more than Astray by Donoghue but since that ... Read full review

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Michael Chabon (b. 1963) is an acclaimed and bestselling author whose works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000). Chabon achieved literary fame at age twenty-four with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988), which was a major critical and commercial success. He then published Wonder Boys (1995), another bestseller, which was made into a film starring Michael Douglas. One of America’s most distinctive voices, Chabon has been called “a magical prose stylist” by the New York Times Book Review, and is known for his lively writing, nostalgia for bygone modes of storytelling, and deep empathy for the human predicament.

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