Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry Stories

ISBN-10: 0380730790
ISBN-13: 9780380730797
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Description: Elizabeth McCracken's first novel, THE GIANT'S HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCracken's stories are a  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/1900
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Elizabeth McCracken's first novel, THE GIANT'S HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCracken's stories are a delightful blend of eccentricity and romanticism. In the title story, a young man and his wife are intrigued and amused when a peculiar unknown aunt announces a surprise visit--only the old woman can't be traced on the family tree. In "What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children," the "normal" middle-class son of a former circus performer (the Armless Woman) must suddenly confront his mother's pain. In "It's Bad Luck to Die," a young woman discovers that her husband's loving creations--he's a tattoo artist--make her feel at home in her skin for the first time. Daring, offbeat, and utterly unforgettable, Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry is the work of a n unparalleled young storyteller who possesses a rare insight and unconventional wisdom far beyond her years. Her stories will steal your heart.Elizabeth McCrackens first novel, THE GIANTS HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCrackens stories are a delightful blend of eccentricity and romanticism. In the title story, a young man and his wife are intrigued and amused when a peculiar unknown aunt announces a surprise visit--only the old woman cant be traced on the family tree. In What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children, the normal middle-class son of a former circus performer (the Armless Woman) must suddenly confront his mothers pain. In Its Bad Luck to Die, a young woman discovers that her husbands loving creations--hes a tattoo artist--make her feel at home in her skin for the first time. Daring, offbeat, and utterly unforgettable, Here;s Your Hat Whats Your Hurry is the work of a n unparalleled young storyteller who possesses a rare insight and unconventional wisdom far beyond her years. Her stories will steal your heart.

It's Bad Luck To Diep. 3
Some Have Entertained Angels, Unawarep. 23
Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurryp. 55
The Bar of Our Recent Unhappinessp. 83
Mercedes Kanep. 103
What We Know About the Lost Aztec Childrenp. 121
Junep. 143
Secretary of Statep. 161
The Goings-On of the Worldp. 193
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