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The Deep and Other Stories

Swan, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0375508511 / ISBN 13: 9780375508516
Published by Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Deep and Other Stories

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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“A writer who arrives with grace and authority,” says Alice Munro about the superb short stories of Mary Swan, winner of the First Prize in the 2001 O. Henry Awards.

In The Deep and Other Stories, Mary Swan gives us brilliant stories that illuminate the remarkable moments in life, covering a wide range of human thoughts and emotions in a unique, imaginative, and profoundly moving way. “The Deep,” her O. Henry Prize–winning story and the centerpiece of this book, tells of twin sisters, their lives amid the horror and confusion of World War I, and the deep connection between them.

The mysterious bonds that entwine people are at the heart of other stories as well. Whether vacationing at the Belgian seaside (“By the Sea, By the Sea”) or sharing an apartment in Spain (“Spanish Grammar”), Swan’s characters discover the emotional foundations that are part of being human. Imaginative, poetic, and true, The Deep and Other Stories reveals something unexpected—and magnificent—about what it means to be alive, to feel love and passion, to know and experience the world’s pains and pleasures in a way that is rooted in, and ultimately the essence of, the human condition. As Mary Gordon says, “‘The Deep’ marks the deep strangeness of the project of being alive....It flowers entirely on its own terms, and the terms are rich and strange.”

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“What I find most compelling, even startling, about these stories is the urgency of feeling and the calm beauty of the telling.” —Alice Munro, author of Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

“‘The Deep’ marks the deep strangeness of the project of being alive....It rescues the past—a particular slice of the past, the frequently limned period of the First World War—from the dead life of a museum piece....I chose this story as first among so many strong others because of its utter originality, its daring to assert the primacy of complexity and mystery, its avoidance of the current appetite for ironic anomie and thinness. It flowers entirely on its own terms, and the terms are rich and strange.” —Mary Gordon, author of The Shadow Man

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