Short People
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    Jun-2003 (Hardcover)
    Oct-2004 (Paperback)
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James Michener Fellowship winner Joshua Furst's widely acclaimed debut collection explores the perils and paradoxes of childhood in ten harrowing, moving, and surprising stories, offering a rare and unsentimental depiction of the lives of American youth. In "The Age of Exploration," two boys experience the world so differently--Billy through science; Jason with fantastical powers of imagination--that they sense their lives will stray irrevocably away from each other. In "Red Lobster," which won the Nelson Algren Award, a gaggle of children try to please the father who has rounded them up from their various homes to take them to a fateful dinner. And in the collection's climactic story, "Failure to Thrive," a maternity ward nurse takes compassion too far. Emotionally astute, brilliantly written, these stories mark the arrival of a powerful new voice in American literature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    • Oct-2004
    • Vintage
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0375714073
    • ISBN13: 9780375714078
    • First Edition
    • Jun-2003
    • Knopf
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0375414312
    • ISBN13: 9780375414312
    • Dec-2007
    • Knopf
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0307427714
    • ISBN13: 9780307427717


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