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You Are Not A Stranger Here? By Adam Haslett

You Are Not A Stranger Here?

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In one of the most acclaimed fiction debuts in years, Adam Haslett explores the lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. With Checkovian restraint and compassion, conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not A Stranger Here is a triumph.

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You Are Not A Stranger Here? by Adam Haslett

In one of the most acclaimed fiction debuts in years, Adam Haslett explores the lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. An ageing inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. An orphaned boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a rest home, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn, teenage volunteer. With Checkovian restraint and compassion, conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not A Stranger Here is a triumph.

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You Are Not A Stranger Here? Reviews


"Adam Haslett is a wonderful rarity. You're likely not only to love his stories but to feel stronger for having read them" -- Jonathan Franzen, author of 'The Corrections'
"Adam Haslett possesses the rare ability to combine powerful narrative with sensitive and perceptive observations of people and places. You Are Not a Stranger Here is a brilliant beginning to a literary career" -- Barry Unsworth
"Adam Haslett's tone is one of delicate, understated heartache... He never lets the reader forget that he is shining an unflinching light on those types of human suffering that cannot be cured, only endured" * Sunday Times *
"Enormously moving... Haslett's writing is harrowing, morbidly funny and deeply erotic" * Independent on Sunday *
"Adam Haslett arrives from out of nowhere sounding like a master" -- Jay McInerney

About Adam Haslett


Adam Haslett is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Yale Law School. His first book, You Are Not a Stranger Here, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and won the L. Winship/PEN New England Award. He is also the winner of a Michener Fellowship. He lives in New York City.

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GOR002116440
You Are Not A Stranger Here? by Adam Haslett
Adam Haslett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2003-09-04
256
0099443643
9780099443643
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.