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The Point

D'Ambrosio, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0316171441 / ISBN 13: 9780316171441
Edité par Little, Brown, 1995
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First Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of THE DEAD FISH MUSEUM, a very well-received story collection. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 2/16/95 by D'Ambrosio on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 70305

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : The Point

Éditeur : Little, Brown

Date d'édition : 1995

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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The first book from a promising new author, the winner of the '93 Aga Khan Prize for fiction, is a collection of stories of suffering and forgiveness, some of which have appeared previously in such publications as New Yorker, The Paris Review, Story, and Voices of the Xiled. Jay McInerney calls the title story, "one of the best stories I've read in years."

From Publishers Weekly:

D'Ambrosio makes his literary debut with a collection of short stories as fluid and compelling as a river rushing into darkness. Though many of the selections repeat similar characters and situations?failing relationships, pilgrimages to the site of a suicide, uncommunicative, alcoholic fathers?together they are like a room full of mirrors, each story reflecting (or magnifying or distorting) an aspect of another. In the title piece, one of 13-year-old Kurt Pittman's chores is to escort safely home his mother's drunken, crisis-beset party guests. Gifted with an understanding of other people beyond his years, the boy remarks, "The idea was this?that at a certain age, a black hole emerged in the middle of your life... and you pretended it wasn't there and never looked directly at it, if you could manage the trick." Unfortunately, few of D'Ambrosio's characters can manage the trick. Some of them, numbed by alcohol and the rainy coldness of the Pacific Northwest, think God might be the way out of their private emotional hells. But it is those who persevere who eventually reap rewards?as will readers of these seven dreamy and engrossing tales.
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