A Stranger in This World: Stories

A Stranger in This World: Stories

by Kevin Canty

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Overview

In the tradition of the works of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, this fiction debut shines with verbal brilliance. Disturbing yet compellingly readable, the stories in this collection explore the gap between disappointment and hope, between life as it could be and life as it is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679763949
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: 1st edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,046,938
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Kevin Canty is the award-winning author of the novels Into the Great Wide OpenNine Below Zero, and Winslow in Love, as well as the short story collections Honeymoon and Other StoriesA Stranger in This World, and Where the Money Went. His most recent book is The Underworld: A Novel, published in 2017. His work has been published in The New YorkerEsquireGQDetailsStory, The New York Times MagazineTin House, and Glimmer Train.  He currently teaches fiction writing at the University of Montana.

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A Stranger in This World 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never been a fan of short stories for the sole reason that many authors tend to leave the reader frustratedly hanging in the wind at the close of a story. Kevin Canty's near lyrical prose draws you in and evokes raw emotion from his carefully constructed characters. The pages practically turn themselves, there's no disputing his talent. Add this to your list of must reads, you won't be sorry.