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DISTORTIONS.

Beattie, Ann.

ISBN 10: 0385116594 / ISBN 13: 9780385116596
Published by DOUBLEDAY. NY 1976, 1976
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Close to fine in a Vg.+ or better dj. (Faint spots of foxing on endpapers. Mild discoloration at spine of dj. A few small spots of rubbing to dj.) Author's FIRST collection of stories, published simultaneously with her FIRST novel. Bookseller Inventory # 14665

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Title: DISTORTIONS.

Publisher: DOUBLEDAY. NY 1976

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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DISTORTIONS is a collection of 19 short stories, many of which previously appeared in print, mostly in The New Yorker. The author's list of characters is diverse: a lifeguard who wants to "introspect," a suburban couple and a spaceman, a wife who stops talking to her husband but gets up in the middle of the night to mail letters to him.

These people, so different on the surface, all lead lives distorted by dreams, devoid of passion, imagination and vitality.

Ann Beattie's style--clipped, cool and concise--gives us cameo portraits of her characters, freezing them in time and space, accentuating the emptiness of their lives.

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