Park City New and Selected Stories

ISBN-10: 0679781331

ISBN-13: 9780679781332

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ann Beattie

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For more than twenty-five years, Ann Beattie's short fiction has held a mirror up to America, portraying its awkwardly welded families, its loosely coupled couples, and much-uprooted children with acuity, humor, and compassion. This triumphant collection includes thirty-six of the finest stories of her career including eight new pieces that have not appeared in a book before. Beattie's characters embark on stoned cross-country odysseys with lovers who may leave them before the engine cools. They comfort each other amid the ashes of failed relationships and in hospital waiting rooms. They try to locate themselves in a world where all the old landmarks have been turned into theme parks. Funny and sorrowful, fiercely compressed yet emotionally expansive, Park City is dazzling. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Ann Beattie was born in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 1947. She received a B.A. from American University in 1969 and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1970. She began her writing career when she was just twenty-five, with the short story A Platonic Relationship, published in The New Yorker. Regular contributions to the magazine resulted in her first collection of short stories, Distortions, published in 1976. Her first novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter, was also published that year. Later works include Park City, Another You, Where You'll Find Me, and Walks with Men. Her work was honored with a Guggenheim fellowship in 1978, an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1980, and the Rea Award for the Short Story in 2005. She has taught at Harvard College, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Virginia.

Cosmos
Second Question
Going Home with Uccello
The Siamese Twins Go Snorkeling
Zalla
Ed and Dave Visit the City
The Four-Night Fight
Park City
Vermont
Wolf Dreams
Dwarf House
Snakes' Shoes
Secrets and Surprises
Weekend
A Vintage Thunderbird
Shifting
The Lawn Party
Colorado
Learning to Fall
The Cinderella Waltz
Jacklighting
Waiting
Desire
Greenwich Time
The Burning House
Janus
In the White Night
Heaven on a Summer Night
Summer People
Skeletons
Where You'll Find Me
The Working Girl
In Amalfi
What Was Mine
Windy Day at the Reservoir
Imagine a Day at the End of Your Life
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