Things You Should Know

Things You Should Know

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A New York Times Notable Book“Haunting, disturbing, often radiantly intense, these protean stories change shape as if they are made of fire. They are on the side of things lost, they are pushed by the emergency of our lives–yet in the dazzle of their language there is a wonderful stillness, and consolation.” — Andrea Barrett

In this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes’s distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses, and demonstrates how extraordinary the ordinary can be. With uncanny emotional accuracy, wit, and empathy, Homes takes us places we recognize but would rather not go alone.

In this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes’s distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses, and demonstrates how extraordinary the ordinary can be. With uncanny emotional accuracy, wit, and empathy, Homes takes us places we recognize but would rather not go alone.

“Haunting, disturbing, often radiantly intense, these protean stories change shape as if they are made of fire. They are on the side of things lost, they are pushed by the emergency of our lives–yet in the dazzle of their language there is a wonderful stillness, and consolation.” “A.M. Homes never plays it safe and it begins to look as if she can do almost anything.” Haunting, disturbing, often radiantly intense, these protean stories change shape as if they are made of fire. “A. M. Homes is certainly among the most important young writers working now” “A savagely funny read, both unnerving and irresistible.” “Here Homes approaches the art of the great absurdists. Strangeness becomes a revealing back entrance into the human condition of our day.” “A lavishly imagintive story collection… with high drama and killer comic dialogue….Twelve years after the release of THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS, Homes’ return to short fiction is a gift.” “Perversely hilarious yet also poignant, this collection finds Homes at her creepiest, but most chilling is how much one begins to identify with her characters’ sense of alienation.” “In several of the stories Homes creates characters whose conflicts are believable and affecting, whose progress toward limited resolution engages our attention, whose emotions intensify as the story progresses, and who do not live in airless self-absorption but have some connection to the world…. These tales are realistic and psychologically astute.”

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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 1 × 5 × 8 cm