Frederick Barthelme has been applauded as one of the finest fiction writers in America today. In Chroma, he offers fifteen odd, elegant, and heartbreaking stories in which wives give away husbands, lovers dispatch each other, and grown men steal stray dogs from parking lots at dawn. With his elegant, laconic style and his perfectly tuned dialogue, Barthelme creates an unforgettably wistful cast of characters, ordinary people moving carefully and curiously through a gently painful world.
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Chroma: storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Beneath the coy surface minimalism of Barthelme's stories lies a carefully observed world, the realm of the upwardly mobile but spiritually disadvantaged. "Meaning must be found in the self ... Read full review
Review: ChromaUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
So very eighties, and so very short fiction-y. Thank god that people are no longer expected to think and behave like the characters in these stories. Read full review