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Who I Was Supposed to Be Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 0743290372

ISBN-13: 9780743290371

Edition: 2006

Authors: Susan Perabo

List price: $14.00
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Behind every face in Who I Was Supposed to Be, is a singular quirk to explore, a peculiarity to celebrate. In Susan Perabo's world, nothing can be taken for granted: here, a retired grocer takes up jewel theft in his twilight years; a data processor squanders her inheritance on one of Princess Diana's gowns; a mugging victim feigns amnesia to win back his wife. In the tradition of Lorrie Moore, Susan Perabo's slightly off-center lens looks hard at the banal and the bizarre, and at the human condition, where she finds extraordinary magic within the smallest of gestures. Sharply written and overlaid with a mischievous wit, Who I Was Supposed to Be is an unforgettable homage to laughter,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 7/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Susan Perabo is the writer in residence and an associate professor of En-glish at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Glimmer Train, Story, TriQuarterly, and The Missouri Review, and in the anthologies Best American Short Stories and New Stories from the South. She is the author of a novel, The Broken Places.

Thick as Thieves
Counting the Ways
The Greater Grace of Carlisle
Explaining Death to the Dog
Reconstruction
Who I Was Supposed to Be
Gravity
The Rocks Over Kyburz
The Measure of Devotion
Some Say the World