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Nothing Right Short Stories (Paperback)

Author:  Antonya Nelson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1608190439
ISBN-13: 9781608190430
Sku: 211436063
Publish Date: 2/2/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  296
Set in the American Southwest, and including one previously unpublished story, "Nothing Right" features poignant, hilarious, truthful explorations of domesticity and characters who try to keep themselves intact as their personal lives explode around them.
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“Unforgettable…Nelson, witty yet sympathetic, articulates our pains and troubles better than we do. Could it be that she knows us better than we know ourselves?” —San Francisco Chronicle

In these eleven stories, Nelson renders all the complexity, ambiguity, and beauty of daily life: the comforting rituals and unexpected disruptions, the maintenance of family ties and the poignant struggles of romance. Nothing Right is honest, witty, and revelatory, showcasing a brilliant writer at the top of her form.
Antonya Nelson's fifth collection of short stories showcases the refined craft and sharp grasp of character and setting--frequently her native Kansas--that have led to her stories appearing regularly in The New Yorker and the Best American Short Story anthologies. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2009.


"Nelson writes with wonderful grace and skill, each word carefully chosen, each passage carefully constructed. This beautiful collection is another remarkable accomplishment for a writer often hailed as one of our most talented storytellers." (starred review) 12/02/2008

"[Nelson] molds her characters' confusion and frustration into harmonious and satisfying works of art." - David Gates 02/01/2009

"Nelson never chafes against the imitations of her chosen form, the realistic, well-made story. It's the ideal medium for a writer who isn't afraid to remind us of the familiar, who values insight over epiphany." - Adam Kirsch 02/08/2009

"Nelson, an astute observer of everyday conflicts, has skillfully mapped out life in this unforgettable collection, and sooner or later a reader will run into herself in a story, the character's troubles as real as the reader's own. Still, even more wonder comes when one realizes that Nelson, witty yet sympathetic, articulates our pains and troubles better than we do." - Yiyun Li 02/08/2009

"The fluid, often funny writing and concentrated narrative arc of these stories make it easy to speed through them, but readers should resist the temptation. Slow down and savor every page, because the characters are vivid and flawed and achingly real, the humor suitably grim, and the undertones of loss almost palpable." - Julie Wittes Schlack 03/05/2009

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