Over his acclaimed career, Cook's novels have haunted, riveted, and spellbound readers across the world, and his short stories are equally acclaimed. They range from the intensely focused world of "Fatherhood," the Herodotus prize-winning title story, to the Edgar nominated "Rain," a dark, kaleidoscopic tale of Manhattan on a single, rain-swept night. "The Fix," the story of a famous boxing fix that was, well, not a fix at all, was selected for inclusion in Best Mystery Stories of the Year. "What She Offered," the gripping tale of a one-night stand, was included in The Best Noir Stories of the Century.Like Cook's novels, the range of this collection is, itself, astonishing. From a backwoods Appalachian shack during the Depression ("Poor People") to a Midwestern college campus in the throes of Sixties revolt ("The Sun-Gazer") to a midtown Manhattan bookstore on Christmas Eve, "The Lessons of the Season," this collection demonstrates precisely that, in the words of Michael Connolly, "no one tells a story better than Thomas H. Cook.
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Fatherhood: And Other StoriesUser Review - David Keymer - Book Verdict
Four of the 11 stories in this debut collection of short crime fiction by acclaimed crime novelist Cook (The Crime of Julian Wells) have received prior praise. "Fatherhood" won the Herodotus Prize as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Beamis12 - LibraryThing
I love his stories and most of his books, I love that their is as much meaning in what is left unsaid as is said. Not many authors can do this and Cook does it very well. These stories were all about ... Read full review