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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

Reading these stories ruined my night. I went from telling myself that "nothing is fucked" and nearly believing it, to being absolutely convinced that "everything is fucked," and the transition was so easy. Very 90s, if that makes sense... Read full review

A STRANGER IN THIS WORLD: Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

These dark, haunting stories mark a very strong debut and signal the emergence of a powerful and already mature voice. Each one of Canty's stories, which are set in the South and the West, gives the ... Read full review

A stranger in this world

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In his first collection of stories, Canty depicts nightmarish events and situations encroaching on ordinary lives. His restrained tone underscores the sense of horrible inevitability; the reader ... Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

A beautiful collection...difficult, discomfiting, haunting...glad I took my time with this one. Read full review

Review: A Stranger in This World: Stories

User Review  - Michele Tracy - Goodreads

The characters in this book were simply unforgettable. Canty writes about people on the margins often making glaringly stupid choices. The characters are depressing, compelling and funny all at the ... Read full review