Three friends on the verge of their thirties—beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite, daughter of a noted journalist; Danielle, a quiet TV producer; and Julius, a cash-poor freelance writer—make their way through New York City, until Marina's idealistic, college-dropout cousin, Bootie, arrives to complicate all of their lives.
The winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature presents the tale of a man who, having miraculously recovered from terminal cancer, flees his repressive life on a Beijing prison farm and embarks on a spiritual and mythical journey. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of Cheever's short fiction features "The Swimmer," "The Enormous Radio," "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill," and fifty-eight other stories written and published over the past three decades. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
From the surreal to the mundane, an anthology of short fiction captures a full range of human experience, emotion, and relationship in works that chronicle a chance reunion in Italy, a holiday in Hawaii, and a romantic exile in Greece.
Selected by the author as examples of his best early works, a collection of short mystery tales, originally written under his legal name or pseudonyms, pairs each story with introductions that offer insight into his literary development.
Unable to forget a high-school sweetheart who was murdered years earlier, pregnant Crystelle briefly leaves the side of her successful fianc‚ to reconnect with friends and family from her disadvantaged childhood home. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.
Catamount Notes, the Eastern Valley High School alumni newsletter, is filled with tales of success from the school's graduates, until Lewis "Teabag" Miner, class of 1989, sends a hilarious confession about his failure at love, work, and life. By the author of The Subject Steve. Original. 25,000 first printing.
A sanitorium in the Swiss Alps reflects the societal ills of pre-twentieth-century Europe, and a young marine engineer rises from his life of anonymity to become a pivotal character in a story about how a human's environment affects self-identity. 10,000 first printing.
When Joel Dunn, Jr.'s mother leaves and his father fades into insanity, he and his little brother, Tank, set off on a journey to reunite with their mother, but as they become caught between the idealism of childhood and the realities of adulthood, they find that one sure thing may be right by their sides all along.
The devastating effects of work, adultery, rebellion, and selfdeception slowly destroy the once successful marriage of Frank and April Wheeler, a suburban American couple. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.