Like You'd Understand, Anyway by Jim Shepard
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Like You'd Understand, Anyway
By Jim Shepard

Like You'd Understand, Anyway

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Like You'd Understand, Anyway by Jim Shepard

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Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen Here is the effect of these two books, wrote the Chicago Tribune: A reader finishes them buzzing with awe Jim Shepard now gives us his first entirely new collection in more than a decade. Like You d Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with a host of narrators only Shepard could bring to pitch-perfect life. Among them: a middle-aged Aeschylus taking his place at Marathon, still vying for parental approval. A maddeningly indefatigable Victorian explorer hauling his expedition, whaleboat and all, through the Great Australian Desert in midsummer. The first woman in space and her cosmonaut lover, caught in the star-crossed orbits of their joint mission. Two Texas high school football players at the top of their food chain, soliciting their fathers attention by leveling everything before them on the field. And the rational and compassionate chief executioner of Paris, whose occupation, during the height of the Terror, eats away at all he holds dear. Brimming with irony, compassion, and withering humor, these eleven stories are at once eerily pertinent and dazzlingly exotic, and they showcase the work of a protean, prodigiously gifted writer at the height of his form. Reading Jim Shepard, according to Michael Chabon, is like encountering our national literature in microcosm. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307277602
ISBN-10: 0307277607
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Jim Shepard

World to Come by Jim Shepard World to Come, Paperback (March 2017)

The first collection of short stories by Jim Shepard - widely regarded to be one of the best living short story writers in America - to be published in the UK, ANZ and territories

Invaders by Jim Shepard Invaders, Paperback (July 2016)

Twenty-two science fiction short stories from acclaimed authors such as Steven Millhauser, Junot Diaz, Amiri Baraka, and Katherine Dunn.

You Think That's Bad by Jim Shepard You Think That's Bad, Paperback / softback (March 2012)

Following "Like You'd Understand, Anyway"--awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award--Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories.

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Author Biography - Jim Shepard

Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and two previous collections of stories. He teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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