All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories

All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories

Lee K. Abbott

"Cheever's precise inheritor, our significant American brief tale writer."—William Harrison

Here are tales approximately fathers and sons, tales approximately women and men, and tales in regards to the relationships among males by way of one among our so much proficient tale writers. The narrator of "The Who, the What and the Why," starts breaking into his personal apartment as a type of treatment after his daughter dies. In "The Human Use of Inhuman Beings," the most personality realizes that his closest dating is to an angel, who seems to be to him purely to announce the dying of household. All issues, All at Once reminds us why Lee ok. Abbott is to be valuable: his ideal pitch for stories of hapless Southwesterners, his method with sympathetic irony, his eye that skillfully notes the awkward humiliations—common heartbreak, fractured families—and files all of it in lyrical, affectionate language. In stories new and from prior collections Abbott examines lived lifestyles and the lies we inevitably inform approximately it.

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