Secrets & Surprises

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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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Description

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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