Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules

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'When apple-picking season ended, I got a Job in a packing plant and gravitated towards short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and then stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit ...Once, before leaving on vacation, I copied an entire page from an Alice Munro story and left it in my typewriter, hoping a burglar might come upon it and mistake her words for my own. That an intruder would spend his valuable time reading, that he might be impressed by the description of a crooked face, was something I did not question, as I believed, and still do, that stories can save you'.

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David Sedaris is the author of the internationally bestselling BARREL FEVER, NAKED, HOLIDAYS ON ICE, ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY and DRESS YOUR FAMILY IN CORDUROY AND DENIM.

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This collection of stories, many well known, is remarkable for its variety, intensity, and quality. Readers are well matched, each one capturing the story's voice and striking just the right balance between restraint and emotion. Cherry Jones's dialogue shines as she depicts the tension between estranged sisters. Toby Wherry captures the cynicism of a literary critic who critiques his own murder. David Sedaris underscores the child's incredulity in the story about a bizarre substitute teacher. Akhil Sharma, the only author in the collection reading his own work, adds a strong sense authenticity with his accent. Mary-Louise Parker's performance of a woman at the bedside of her dying friend made this listener cry. E.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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