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Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories

Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Eisenberg, Deborah

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A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form. At times raucously hilarious, at times charming and delightful, at times as solemn and mysterious as a pond at midnight, Deborah Eisenberg's stories gently com...pel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves--from our intimate lives as lovers, parents, and children, to our equally troubling roles as citizens on a violent, terrifying planet. Each of the six stories in Your Duck is My Duck, her first collection since 2006, has the heft and complexity of a novel. With her own inexorable but utterly unpredictable logic and her almost uncanny ability to conjure the strange states of mind and emotion that constitute our daily consciousness, Eisenberg pulls us as if by gossamer threads through her characters--a tormented woman whose face determines her destiny; a group of film actors shocked to read a book about their past; a privileged young man who unexpectedly falls into a love affair with a human rights worker caught up in an all-consuming quest that he doesn't understand. In Eisenberg's world, the forces of money, sex, and power cannot be escaped, and the force of history, whether confronted or denied, cannot be evaded. No one writes better about time, tragedy and grief, and the indifferent but beautiful universe around us.
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ISBN 9780062688781
Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062688781
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 18 Feb 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Eisenberg, Deborah
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 813.0000
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Short stories, Historical fiction, Actors - Fiction, Actors, Historical fiction
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade