Flings

Stories
Product Number: EB00245132
Released: Aug 19, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062310170
Publisher: Harper
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Description

The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity. In a new suite of powerful and incisive stories, Justin Taylor captures the lives of men and women unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures. A man writes his girlfriend a Dear John letter, gets in his car, and just drives. A widowed insomniac is roused from malaise when an alligator appears in her backyard. A group of college friends try to stay close after graduation, but are drawn away from-and back toward-each other by the choices they make. A boy's friendship with a pair of identical twins undergoes a strange and tragic evolution over the course of adolescence. A promising academic and her fiancEe attempt to finish their dissertations, but struggle with writer's block, a nasty secret, and their own expert knowledge of Freud. From an East Village rooftop to a cabin in Tennessee, from the Florida suburbs to Hong Kong, Taylor covers a vast emotional and geographic landscape while ushering us into an abiding intimacy with his characters, Flings is a commanding work of fiction that captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home.

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Author(s): Justin Taylor
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Aug 19, 2014

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Author(s): Justin Taylor
Narrator(s): Justin Taylor
Product Number DD13243
Released: Aug 19, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629239132
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Author(s): Justin Taylor
Narrator(s): Justin Taylor
Product Number Z100101358
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629239156

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