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Author McGraw, Erin, 1957- author.

Title Joy : and 52 other very short stories / Erin McGraw.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-MCGRAW    Check Shelf
Edition First hardcover edition.
Description xi, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Claire Messud described Erin McGraw's last collection of stories as "at once laugh-out-loud funny and utterly serious, [exploring] life's profundity through its details." This is even more true with McGraw's new collection, Joy. In these very short stories, narrators step out of themselves to explain their lives to us, sometimes defensively, sometimes regretfully, other times deceitfully. Voices include those of the impulsive first-time murderer, the depressed pet sitter, the assistant of Patsy Cline, the anxiety-riddled new mother, the aged rock-and-roller, the girlfriend of your husband human beings often (incredibly) unaware of the turning points staring them in the face. Crossing time, states, class, and religions, McGraw's stories are on the edge, causing you to wince even as you laugh. And McGraw will draw you to a deep need to read some sentences alouda sweet voice, a shrewd insight, some uneasy charm.
Contents America -- Comfort (1) -- Comfort (2) -- Compliments -- The tenth student -- Second sight -- Phantom -- Cloth -- Friendship -- Hallelujah day -- Haircut -- Rock and roll -- L.A. -- Before -- Spice -- Learning -- Hope -- Breaking glass -- Sympathy -- Ava Gardner goes home -- Law and order -- Love -- Management -- Snitch -- Edits -- Hello from an old friend -- Cat -- Nobody happy -- Soup (1) -- Soup (2) -- Soup (3) -- Song -- Fat -- Pebble -- Pariah -- Priest -- Artist -- Parable -- Happiness -- Dogs -- Job -- Wedding gown -- Joy -- Peru -- Necropolis -- Honor -- Bucket (1) -- Bucket (2) -- Cliché -- Nutcracker -- Stingers -- Teeth -- Prayer.
Subject Short stories, American.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Introspection -- Fiction.
Introspection. (OCoLC)fst00977846
Life change events. (OCoLC)fst00998231
Short stories, American. (OCoLC)fst01117064
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Short stories. (OCoLC)fst01726740
Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. Selections
ISBN 9781640092082
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