Tenth of December stories

Large Print
Published 2013
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Summary:

In a recent interview, when asked how he saw the role of the writer, Saunders said "To me, the writer's main job is to make the story unscroll in such a way that the reader is snared -- she's right there, seeing things happen and caring about them. And if you dedicate yourself to this job, the meanings more or less take care of themselves." In Tenth of December, the reader is always right there, and the meanings are beautiful and profound and abundant. The title story is an exquisite, moving account of the intersection, at a frozen lake in the woods, of a young misfit and a middle-aged cancer patient who goes there to commit suicide, only to end up saving the boy's life. "Home" is the often funny, often poignant account of a soldier returning from the war. And "Victory Lap" is a taut, inventive story about the attempted abduction of a teenage girl.

ISBN:
9781410460394
1410460398
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
301 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Other Title:
Short stories. Selections.
10th of December.
Contents:
Victory lap
Sticks
Puppy
Escape from Spiderhead
Exhortation
Al Roosten
The semplica girl diaries
Home
My chivalric fiasco
Tenth of December.
LCCN:
2013013268
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