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336 pages. In "The Summer People," a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In "I Can See Right Through You," a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In "The New Boyfriend," a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty--and the hidden strengths--of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Praise for Get in Trouble "Ridiculously brilliant . . .
These stories make you laugh while staring into the void."--The Boston Globe "When it comes to literary magic, Link is the real deal: clever, surprising, affecting, fluid and funny."--San Francisco Chronicle "With every tale [Link] conjures a different universe, each more captivating than the last. . . . You'll long to return the minute you leave.
Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia (PNM)
Publication Date:1 January 2015
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