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Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories

Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories
 

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780062688781
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Published 18 June 2019 by Ecco Press
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Author(s) By Eisenberg, Deborah
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ISBN-13 9780062688781
ISBN-10 0062688782
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 18 June 2019
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
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
Dewey Code 813.0000
Catalogue Code 977680

Description of this Book

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 compel 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [Eisenberg] reminds us in every line of certain saving virtues: wit, wild intelligence, great heart, the beauty of the inquiring human voice. If our culture can produce a writer this wonderful, there must be something beautiful about us yet. --George Saunders Instead of forcing her characters' stories into neat, arbitrary, preordained shapes, [Eisenberg] allows them to grow organically into oddly shaped, asymmetrical narratives--narratives that possess all the surprising twists and dismaying turns of real life. --New York Times Deborah Eisenberg, one of America's finest writers, offers new ways of seeing and feeling, as if something were being perfected at the core. --San Francisco Chronicle Reading [Eisenberg] makes you wish, as you study the family in front of you in the grocery line, that you could see their thoughts rendered as one of Eisenberg's stunning inner monologues. --Los Angeles Times .. .[S]uperlative and entertaining...Eisenberg is funny, grim, biting, and wise, but always with a light touch and always in the service of worlds that extend far beyond the page. A virtuoso at rendering the flickering gestures by which people simultaneously hide and reveal themselves, Eisenberg is an undisputed master of the short story. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author's Bio

Deborah Eisenberg is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of honors including the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Eisenberg has published four collections of stories: Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986), Under the 82nd Airborne (1992), All Around Atlantis (1997), and Twilight of the Superheroes (2006). Her first two story collections were republished in one volume as The Stories (So Far) of Deborah Eisenberg (1997). All four volumes were reprinted in 2010 in The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (2010). She is a professor of writing at Columbia University.

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