Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor.
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As an act of faith—one hopes rewarded—this collection of short stories is to be published simultaneously with Ann Beattie's Chilly Scenes of Winter. The temperature's the same—"It's hard to imagine ... Read full review
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Ann Beattie asks bathroom beach beer Beth Beverly Big Bear City Big Bear says blue Bob Nails called can’t Carlos chair Charlie Cynthia David didn’t want dinner doctor doesn’t door drink drive drunk Edna Edway Eric Clapton eyes father feel Franklin front Gloria goes going Grand Canyon hair Hale hand he’s husband I’ve isn’t Jeannie Kathy kitchen kitten La-Z-Boy laughed leave lifeguard living room looks lover MacDonald married Marshall Mary May’s Michael says mother never nice night Noel Noel’s o’clock parking Paula pick picture pulls Ray says Richard Sam’s she’s Sheila Silas sister sits sleep smiles snow snowmobile staring stay stop Sugar says talk Tammy Wynette tell There’s things thought told waiting walk Wally Wanda says wasn’t watch Wesley What’s Who’s wife window woman won’t Wong wouldn’t You’re