Ten masterworks of short fiction--by turns tender, comic, powerful, and devastating--from the highly praised author of The Madonnas of Leningrad A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention. . . . A life-altering breakin triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor. . . . Streetwise New York City neighbors let down their guard for a na ve puppeteer and must suffer the consequences. . . . In this stunning collection...
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