You Must Be This Happy to Enter: Stories

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Akashic Books, Feb 1, 2008 - Fiction - 250 pages
3 Reviews
Denial, God, dystopia, academia, and reality TV collide in acclaimed author Crane's third story collection.
 

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User Review  - piccoline - LibraryThing

Crane's experiment with writing stories about happy people is interesting, but there are some diminishing returns here. Her previous two collections moved me more. (Perhaps the shock of the new has faded, and that fact is to blame.) That said, some stories still shine. Read full review

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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

Reminded me of Kelly Link, though I’d be more likely to recommend Kelly Link to fans of Elizabeth Crane than the other way around. Read full review

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Contents

My Life Is Awesome And Great
5
Betty the Zombie
15
Banana Love
33
Notes for a Story about People with Weird Phobias
41
Clearview
53
What Our Week Was Like
67
The Glistening Head of Rick Ricardo Begs Further Experimentation
73
Donovans Closet
81
what Happens When the Mipods Leave Their Milieu
103
Emmanuel
121
Varieties of Loudness in Chicago
135
Blue Girl
145
You Must Be This Happy to Enter
155
The Most Everything in the World
165
Promise
173
Copyright

Lollipop Rainbow Unicorn
95

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Page 3 - And now I have to confess the unpardonable and the scandalous . . . I am a happy man.

About the author (2008)

Elizabeth Crane is the author of two previous story collections, When the Messenger is Hot and All This Heavenly Glory. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications including Other Voices, Nerve, The Chicago Reader, The Believer, as well as several anthologies, including McSweeney's Future Dictionary of America, The Best Underground Fiction, The Best Show of Their Lives.

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