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You Have a Friend in 10A: Stories

You Have a Friend in 10A: Stories (Hardback)

By Shipstead, Maggie

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    7 Jun 22

From New York Times best-selling author Maggie Shipstead, an irresistible collection of short stories-her first-that showcases her sparkling humor, irrepressible intelligence, and glorious affinity for the short form. In this collection of dazzling stories, Maggie Shipstead's pro...wess in short fiction is on full display for the first time. Diving into eclectic and vivid settings, from an Olympic village to a deathbed in Paris to a Pacific atoll, and illuminating a cast of indelible characters, Shipstead traverses ordinary and unusual realities with cunning, compassion, and wit. In Acknowledgments, a male novelist reminisces bitterly on the woman who inspired his first novel, attempting to make peace with his humiliations before the book goes to print. In The Cowboy Tango, spanning decades in the open country of Montana, a triangle of love and self-preservation plays out among an aging rancher called the Otter, his nephew, and a young woman named Sammy who works the horses. In La Moretta, a couple's honeymoon in the hills of Romania builds ominously into a moment of shattering tragedy. In the title story, a former child actress breaks with her life in a religious cult, narrating with mesmerizing candor a story of vulnerability, loss, and the surrealism of fame. You Have a Friend in 10A is sophisticated, gripping, and hilarious, comprised of knockout after knockout: a collection to seal Shipstead's reputation as a versatile master of fiction.
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ISBN 9780525656999
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jun 2022

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ISBN-13 9780525656999
Stock Release date is 7 June 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jun 2022
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Shipstead, Maggie
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 143mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 476g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Short stories
ONIX Text General/trade