9780060762032

The Collected Stories

ISBN 10: 0060762039 / 0-06-076203-9
ISBN 13: 9780060762032
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

For the first time, all of Carol Shields's remarkable short stories are gathered together in one volume. This definitive anthology contains the previously unpublished story "Segue," her last work.

In these stories Carol Shields combines the dazzling virtuosity and wise maturity that won so many readers to her prize-winning novels. With her exquisite eye for detail and her eagerness to explore the most fundamental of relationships and the wildest of coincidences, she illuminates the absurdities and miracles that grace all of our lives.

Playful, charming, acutely observed, and generous of spirit, this collection of stories will delight and enchant readers the world over.


Review:

"The collection offers a timely reminder of the complexity, subtlety and sheer intelligence of [Shields's] humane vision; such moments are hard-won, reflecting the author's feminist aim to redeem life, light and the unrecorded voice from darkness and death....The stories are not flawless; there are moments of overstated symbolism, whimsy and overdetermined closure. Yet these are imperfections born of the author's formidably ambitious, experimental and questing nature--even a Shields story that doesn't quite come off is rewarding to read."

Samantha Matthews, Times Literary Supplement, 07/23/2004

Review:

"[Shields's] posthumous gathering of work in the short story form is impressive in volume, thematic and technical range, and sheer literary artistry....'Segue'...is a magnificently controlled yet deeply emotional and sensitive tale of a late middle-aged woman coping with aging....A beautiful prose style supports an obvious authorial wisdom about human nature."

Brad Hooper, Booklist, 12/15/2004

 
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