Instructions For A Funeral: Stories
ISBN: 1250251117
EAN13: 9781250251114
Language: English
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.38" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
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David Means is a master of tense, distilled, quintessentially American prose. Like any artist who has finely honed his talent to its strongest expression he is a brilliant craftsman whose achievement is to appear unstudied, even casual. He is akin to Thom Jones, Denis Johnson, and Richard Ford without being like them in the most essential ways. Each story by Means which I have read is unlike the others, unexpected and an unnerving delight. --Joyce Carol Oates

Following the publication of his widely acclaimed, Man Booker-nominated novel Hystopia, David Means here returns to his signature form: the short story. Thanks to his four previous story collections, Means has won himself an international reputation as one of the most innovative short fiction writers working today: an established master of the form. (Laura Miller, The Guardian). Instructions for a Funeral--featuring work from The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, and VICE--finds Means branching out beyond the explorations of violence and trauma with which he is often identified, prominently displaying his sly humor and his inimitable way of telling tales that deliciously wind up to punch the reader in the heart. With each story Means pushes into new territory, writing with Read More chevron_right

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