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Description - Pieces by Stephen Chbosky

This unique short-story collection is more than a good read, it's an exciting glimpse into the future of fiction. The winners of MTV's 'Write Stuff' competition share their voices and visions in tales that are endearingly raw, undeniably bold and engagingly inventive. In NEXT TIME, a housewife encounters a gunman, an experience that changes her life, and her mind, in surprising ways...PINBALL is an edgy tale of a young mall clerk's hidden sex life...After her broken engagement , a cook in New York goes to work for a chic SoHo couple in ROAM...MOTHER captures the tragedy of a woman's illness, as witnessed through her daughter's eyes...In DAY OF THE DEAD, a humourously doomed relationship begins when a twentysomthing's boyfriend returns from an Outward Bound trip and moves in with her...Two old high school friends reunite and compare their very different lives in BLACK COWBOY.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671001957
ISBN-10: 0671001957
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 127mm x 17mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Southern California's Filmic Writing Program. His first film, The Four Corners of Nowhere, premiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win Best Narrative Feature honors at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. He helped edit and contributed material to John Leguizamo's Broadway show, sexaholix. He also edited Pieces, a collection of short stories for Pocket Books. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Rent. He also co-created and served as executive producer of the post-apocalyptic drama, Jericho, which found a place in television history when its cancellation prompted fans to send over 40,000 pounds of nuts to the network in protest. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is his first novel. As well as being an author, Steven Chbosky is a film director and screenwriter. He lives in Los Angeles.

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