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Viral By Emily Mitchell

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A dazzling collection about how the familiar can suddenly turn strange.
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Viral Summary


Viral: Stories by Emily Mitchell

A guidebook tells visitors how to travel in a recognisable but dreamlike United States where mirrors are haunted and the Statue of Liberty wears a bowler hat; a supervisor in a department store must discipline his employees for failing to smile enough at their customers and finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the saddest of them all; a woman agrees to buy her daughter a robot pet to help her cope after a divorce, then is horrified when her little girl chooses an enormous spider for a companion. The characters in these mesmerising stories find that the world they thought they knew has shifted and changed, become bizarre, disorienting and occasionally, miraculous. Told with absurdist humour and sweet sadness, Viral is about being lost in places that are supposed to feel like home.

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Viral Reviews


"...highly appealing stories..." -- Sunday Herald

About Emily Mitchell


Emily Mitchell's stories have been published in Harper's, Ploughshares, New England Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Maryland. Her novel The Last Summer of the World was published in 2007. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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GOR006992134
Viral: Stories by Emily Mitchell
Emily Mitchell
Used - Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2015-06-29
208
0393350533
9780393350531
N/A
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.