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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Review: DistortionsUser Review - James - Goodreads
Beattie's first story collection - released in 1974 - reads as if it could have been published yesterday. Some of the language is dated of course but her characters - men and women yearning for ... Read full review
Review: DistortionsUser Review - Richard Jespers - Goodreads
Another great collection. I liked the ones in the second half better than those in the first. Especially fine are “Wolf Dream” and “Wanda's.” Very 1970s yet timeless and literary in quality. Read full review
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