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The "remarkable" ("The New Yorker") debut story collection by the author of "The Orphan Master's Son"(winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize) and the story collection" Fortune Smile"s (winner of the 2015 National Book Award)
An ATF raid, a moonshot gone wrong, a busload of female cancer victims determined to live life to the fullest these are the compelling terrains Adam Johnson explores in his electrifying debut collection. A lovesick teenage Cajun girl, a gay Canadian astrophysicist, a teenage sniper on the LAPD payroll, a post-apocalyptic bulletproof-vest salesman each seeks connection and meaning in landscapes made uncertain by the voids that parents and lovers should fill. With imaginative grace and verbal acuity, Johnson is satirical without being cold, clever without being cloying, and heartbreaking without being sentimental. He shreds the veneer of our media-saturated, self-help society, revealing the lonely isolation that binds us all together.

About the Author

Adam Johnson, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His fiction has appeared in "Esquire," "The Paris Review," "Harper's," "Missouri Review," and "New England Review," as well as "Best New American Voices." He is the author of the acclaimed novels "Parasites Like Us" and "The Orphan Master's Son," winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Praise For…

"A collection worth owning...a writer worth watching...stories worth reading." —The New York Times Book Review

"Remarkable." —The New Yorker

"Masterful." —The San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142001950
ISBN-10: 0142001953
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: March 25th, 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English