Little Reef and Other Stories

3.74 avg rating
( 23 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780299297404: Little Reef and Other Stories

Little Reef and Other Stories announces the arrival of an original voice in literature. From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll’s debut collection of stories depicts the lives of characters who are no longer provincial but are not yet cosmopolitan. These women and their gay male friends are “B-listers” of a new, ironic, media-soaked culture. They live in a rich but increasingly divided America, a weirdly paradoxical country increasingly accepting of gay marriage but still marked by prejudice, religious strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll shows us people stunned by the shock of the now, who have forgotten their pasts and can’t envision a future.

Winner, Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Finalist, Gay Fiction, Lambda Literary Award

Finalist, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, Publishing Triangle

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Michael Carroll is a writer whose work has appeared in Boulevard, Ontario Review, Southwest Review, The Yale Review, Open City, and Animal Shelter. He lives in New York.

Review:

Truly bracing in its border-crossing and the wide sweep of spaces it explores, Little Reef and Other Stories is an unblinkered, wide-vista escape from New York Los Angeles parochialism.” Tim Miller, author of 1001 Beds 


These stories, keenly even cruelly observant, occupy the verges of love and death where the truest and most recklessly aware emotions abide. Romantic yet bitterly insightful, this is a solid, smart collection.” Joy Williams, author of Honored Guest


A riveting collection. Casually confessional with the mea culpa banished, Little Reef and Other Stories makes new the much explored terrain of New York City and makes the reader feel disturbingly comfortable in unfamiliar places. Here, the dreams of the people conflict with life’s unexpected demands and watchfulness replaces restlessness.” Ann Beattie, author of The New Yorker Stories


The dialogue is pitch-perfect. Little Reef and Other Stories will, of course, appeal to gay readers, but it will also appeal to people who like good writing, or who have a need to read fiction which is set in that dream-space between New York and more traditional American spaces, or in that hazy area between a self in the making and a self already formed.” Colm Tóibín, author of The Testament of Mary


"Mr. Carroll's world is a little vicious, slippery in its sexuality, discontinuous, fracturing strangely reminiscent of the hootier, hard-candy end of the Tennessee Williams spectrum. It is flat-out odd, fun, and seeming true." Padgett Powell, author of You & Me

“Not to be missed, Carroll's brilliant inaugural story collection sets this talented author up for great things to come. . . . The 12 tales in Little Reef and Other Stories were all written within the last decade, and are suffused with crisply articulated characterization and pitch-perfect dialogue. This is a collection to savor and ponder and reflect upon.”—Bay Area Reporter

“An unsettling, compulsively readable, sometimes darkly funny first collection of short stories by a writer who brings to his characters—gay, straight or ambiguous—an unsparing moral vision and an eye for telling detail.”—Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide


“Discovers . . . an understanding of human behavior in all its messy, funny, topsy-turvy glory. . . . A standing ovation for Michael Carroll, please, for his exceptional work.”—Chelsea Station

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Carroll, Michael
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TX-9780299297404

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael Carroll
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0299297403

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carroll, Michael
Published by University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PLANET BOOKS
(WELLINGTON, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0299297403 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!. Bookseller Inventory # 351.W01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Carroll, Michael
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000140000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Michael Carroll
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 211 x 145 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Little Reef and Other Stories announces the arrival of an original voice in literature. From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll s debut collection of stories depicts the lives of characters who are no longer provincial but are not yet cosmopolitan. These women and their gay male friends are B-listers of a new, ironic, media-soaked culture. They live in a rich but increasingly divided America, a weirdly paradoxical country increasingly accepting of gay marriage but still marked by prejudice, religious strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll shows us people stunned by the shock of the now, who have forgotten their pasts and can t envision a future. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780299297404

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carroll, Michael
Published by University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2403547

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carroll, Michael
Published by University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2277008

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Michael Carroll
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 211 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Little Reef and Other Stories announces the arrival of an original voice in literature. From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll s debut collection of stories depicts the lives of characters who are no longer provincial but are not yet cosmopolitan. These women and their gay male friends are B-listers of a new, ironic, media-soaked culture. They live in a rich but increasingly divided America, a weirdly paradoxical country increasingly accepting of gay marriage but still marked by prejudice, religious strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll shows us people stunned by the shock of the now, who have forgotten their pasts and can t envision a future. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780299297404

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Michael Carroll
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 211 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Little Reef and Other Stories announces the arrival of an original voice in literature. From Key West to Maine, Michael Carroll s debut collection of stories depicts the lives of characters who are no longer provincial but are not yet cosmopolitan. These women and their gay male friends are B-listers of a new, ironic, media-soaked culture. They live in a rich but increasingly divided America, a weirdly paradoxical country increasingly accepting of gay marriage but still marked by prejudice, religious strictures, and swaths of poverty and hopelessness. Carroll shows us people stunned by the shock of the now, who have forgotten their pasts and can t envision a future. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780299297404

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael Carroll
ISBN 10: 0299297403 ISBN 13: 9780299297404
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97802992974040000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book