An Amateur's Guide to the Night

Product Number: EB00792163
Released: Dec 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781640090903
Publisher: Counterpoint
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"Mary Robison's short stories are short, subtle, and substantial . . . Her ironic sense of detail bursts from every sentence." ––Vogue An Amateur's Guide to the Night stands as a perfect example of Mary Robison's beloved narrative style: purposeful, clipped, and devastating in its restraint. Reflecting on the life of disaffected youth, these stories speculate on how they often manage to remain deferent towards the rest of society—and document how spectacularly they often fail. "These thirteen stories are glimpses from a moving train into lit parlors, dinettes, bedrooms and dens . . . Think of Robison as the engineer, blowing the whistle, calling the stops and starts; invisible when you want to ask her why we're stalled here in the middle of nowhere, between stations, jobs, relationships and decisions." —Los Angeles Times

Author(s): Mary Robison
Original Publish Date: Feb 12, 2019

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