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Ebook This Close by Jessica Francis Kane read! Book Title: This Close
The size of the: 962 KB
Edition: Graywolf Press
Date of issue: March 5th 2013
ISBN: 1555976360
ISBN 13: 9781555976361
The author of the book: Jessica Francis Kane
Language: English
Format files: PDF

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A graceful, moving new collection by the author of The Report

How close can we come to love, success, happiness, forgiveness?

An older woman, irritated with her wealthy young neighbor’s yard “improvements,” offers a corner of her lawn to a Croatian immigrant who wants a vegetable garden. A recent college graduate living in New York City finds himself in a strangely entangled friendship with his dry cleaner and her son. A daughter accompanies her father to Israel, where, seeing a new side of him away from her mother, she makes an unusual bargain.

Through thirteen stories, some stand-alone, others woven with linked characters, Kane questions the tensions between friendship and neighborliness, home and travel, family and ambition. In writing filled with wit and humor and incredible poignancy, she deftly reveals the everyday patterns that, over time, can swerve a life off course.

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Ebook This Close read Online! JESSICA FRANCIS KANE is the author of The Report (Graywolf, 2010), a finalist for the 2010 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and a Barnes & Noble "Discover" pick. She is also the author of the story collection Bending Heaven (Counterpoint, 2002), which was published in the US and the UK. Her stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and have appeared in many publications, including Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s, The Missouri Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her essays and humor pieces have appeared in Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Morning News, where she is a contributing writer. She lives in New York with her husband and their two children.

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