Item #257700 You Are Not a Stranger Here. Adam Haslett.

You Are Not a Stranger Here

Nan A. Talese, August 2002. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #257700
ISBN: 0385509529

In the most acclaimed literary debut of the year, Adam Haslett explores lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. The impact is at once harrowing and thrilling.

An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. A bereaved boy draws a classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a psychiatric hospital, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. Told with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling.

Carrying the reader into the lives of people confronting the concerns of both classic literature and contemporary life, the nine stories of this collection are written with an arresting combination of finely wrought prose and strong feeling.

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