The Best of Animals

Author:   Lauren Grodstein
Publisher:   Persea Books Inc
ISBN:  

9780892552818


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   31 May 2002
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained


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The protagonists of the ten stories in this charming, highly affecting collection may be a familiar bunch -- young, bright, literate -- but the way in which their lives are documented is anything but typical. With unusual compassion and nimble prose, Lauren Grodstein gives us some of the most appealing characters in recent memory, each one consumed by conflicting feelings of passion and inertia, as well as a vague suspicion that life holds some yet-to-be-delivered punch line, which will shed light on it all.Grodstein has the striking capacity to locate instances of true human vulnerability in her writing, and to portray the pathos, humor, and surprising moments of hope therein. In Lonely Planet, an ad exec halfheartedly consoles and then desperately fondles her drunken best friend after a breakup; in Family Vacation, etiquette breaks down among relatives stuck in an immobilized monorail at Disney World; and, in Hey, Beautiful, a college senior can't take the heat in that epicenter of self-loathing and humiliation -- the singles bar. Throughout The Best of Animals, Grodstein gives us teens and twentysomethings frozen in the headlights of oncoming adulthood. This first collection, full of implicit insight, marks the emergence of a fresh literary voice.

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Author:   Lauren Grodstein
Publisher:   Persea Books Inc
Imprint:   Persea Books Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 13.60cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.00cm
Weight:   0.336kg
ISBN:  

9780892552818


ISBN 10:   0892552816
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   31 May 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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