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Description - Why They Run the Way They Do: Stories by Susan Perabo

"Darkly beautiful stories about love and loss and every gradation between. Each one is suffused with astonishing wit and tenderness. Well worth the wait!" --Jenny Offill, New York Times bestselling author of Department of Speculation "Reminiscent of George Saunders...These ingenious and lovable stories crack open the world." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From the celebrated author of Who I Was Supposed to Be comes twelve beautiful short stories celebrating the everyday truths of people facing unusual or challenging situations...often of their own making. In Why They Run the Way They Do, critically acclaimed author Susan Perabo illustrates the triumphs and tragedies of daily life. Perfectly distilled into moments of sharp humor and poignancy, her latest collection features ordinary people in sometimes extraordinary circumstances. Two young students try their hand at blackmail upon learning an illicit secret; a woman grapples with feelings of betrayal after discovering her spinster sister's pregnancy test; the ghost of a couple's past comes back to haunt them in the form of their toddler's stuffed toy. Weaving the banal and bizarre together, "Perabo's clear, wry sentences meld a prose style that's reminiscent of Raymond Carver's with a sensibility that's informed by People" (The New York Times). Here, this "literary talent" (The Boston Globe) captures the human condition through struggles that are quiet and grand; dark and provocative. Brilliantly crafted, Why They Run the Way They Do is ultimately an homage to the philosophy that life without humor is no life at all.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781476761435
ISBN-10: 1476761434
Format: Hardback
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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