Fitting Ends (Paperback)

Author: Chaon, Dan

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*Author: Chaon, Dan *Series Title: Ballantine Readers Circle *Publication Date: 2003/04/01 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345449092
SKU 31103482
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345449096
Release Date 4/1/2003
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
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""...dark, dense, occasionally hilarious stories...The best of these stories...possess a rare, disorienting force."
"In this powerful collection of stories, Cleveland writer Dan Chaon shows a marked affinity--in both setting and sensibility--with fellow Midwesterners Wright Morris and Willa Cather....Chaon, of course, is a writer of the '90s--so it's no longer the wail of a railroad whistle but the tail-lights of cars on the interstate that serve as a reminder of a world beyond the broad horizon of the Plains. The delusory hope of Cather's and Morris's characters has been updated, too, to a frank fear of the future. Another difference is that Chaon tends to explore the tension between rural and urban sensibilities through the eyes of those who were left behind, not those who got away. He can be both humorous and harrowing...Dan Chaon is a writer to savor and to watch."
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Annotation This collection of stories by an acclaimed writer is about 20-somethings trying to cope with the adult world.
Editors Note “The best of these stories . . . possess a rare, disorienting force. When you look up from them, the quality of light seems a little different. It’s a reminder to those of us who have almost forgotten what literature can sometimes do.”—Boston Book Review“The most honest, observant and timely book written this year about the American generation now approaching thirty . . . Chaon speaks with clarity of feeling, and more than a little oddball wit, about the lives of those left behind the demographic curve of America—men and woman with pointless jobs, doughy faces, soured relationships, bad credit. . . . Each story pulls you into its subtle emotional vortex, largely because of Chaon’s knack for simple but poignant detail.”—New York Newsday“Remarkable . . . Each story is a marvel of complexity, dense with meaning and nuance. . . . Very few first works are as solid, moving, and pitch-perfect as Chaon’s.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer“[AN] OFTEN PERCEPTIVE, LUCID VOICE.”—The New York Times Book Review
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Number of Pages 0272
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