Secrets & Surprises

Author(s): Ann Beattie
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Sep 29, 2010
Product Number: EB00171281
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307765734
Publisher: Vintage
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These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. Today these stories-"A Vintage Thunderbird;" "The Lawn Party, " " La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans," to name a few-seem even more powerful, and are read and studied as classics of the short-story form. Spare and elegant, yet charged with feeling and with the tension of things their characters cannot say, they are masterly portraits of improvised lives.

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