Named one of Amazonas Best Short Story Collections of 2014 One of Atlanta Journal Constitutionas 9 Best Books of 2014 Best Short Story Collection of the Year, Tweed's Magazine Winner of GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction 2014 LA Times Book Prize Finalist Winner of the Florida Book Awards Silver Medal for Fiction Nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction aA debut collection of unsparing yet warmly empathetic storiesabakin to both Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver in humane spirit and technical masterya (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). The Heaven of Animals, award-winning young writer David James Poissantas stunning debut, has been one of the most-praised story collections of the year. Named one of Amazonas Best Short Story Collections of 2014, compared to the work of Richard Ford and Amy Hemple in the Los Angeles Review of Books, to Anton Chekhov, Raymond Carver, and George Saunders in the New York Post, and the subject of a full-page rave by Clyde Edgerton in Garden a Gun, this acollection of vicious and heartbreaking vignettesa (The Orlando Sentinel) is a must-read for any fiction lover. In each of the stories in this remarkable debut, Poissant explores the tenuous bonds of familyafathers and sons, husbands and wivesaas they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Standing at the brink, each must make a choice: Leap, or look away? Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin writes that Poissant forces us ato face the people we are when weare alone in the dark.a From two friends racing to save the life an alligator in aLizard Mana to a girl helping her boyfriend face his greatest fears in aThe End of Aaron, a from a man who stalks death on an Atlanta street corner to a brotheras surprise at the surreal, improbable beauty of a late night encounter with a wolf, Poissant creates worlds that shine with honesty and dark complexity, but also with a profound compassion. These are stories hell-bent on hope. Fresh, smart, lively, and wickedly funny, The Heaven of Animals is startlingly original and compulsively readable. As bestselling author Kevin Wilson puts it, aPoissant is a writer who knows us with such clarity that we wonder how he found his way so easily into our hearts and souls.aAnimals. This reading group guide includes an introduction, discussion questions , ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Qaamp;A with author David James Poissant. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find newanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Heaven of Animals|
|Author||:||David James Poissant|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2014-03-11|