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Fitting Ends (Paperback)

Author:  Dan Chaon Editor: Dan Smetanka
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345449096
ISBN-13: 9780345449092
Sku: 31103482
Publish Date: 4/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  272
Age Range:  NA
*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
From the Publisher:
“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

—The New York Times Book Review

This collection of stories by an acclaimed writer is about 20-somethings trying to cope with the adult world.


Boston Book Review
""...dark, dense, occasionally hilarious stories...The best of these stories...possess a rare, disorienting force." - Alec Solomita 01/1996

Chicago Tribune Books
"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." - Michael Upchurch 01/28/1996

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Ballantine Books
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