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Night Swimming: Stories

Fromm, Pete

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ISBN 10: 0312209363 / ISBN 13: 9780312209360
Published by Picador, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine copy in fine dust jacket in a mylar protector. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000104778

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Title: Night Swimming: Stories

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A moving short story collection about family life, love, and heartbreak by a writer hailed by Kirkus Reviews as having "a strong and distinctive vision of contemporary life in the isolated corners of the modern West"

Pete Fromm's fiction draws hope and possibility from the details of day to day life. Among the many memorable characters in Night Swimming, we meet a young man who becomes a janitor so he can follow his mother into a nursing home, all the while attempting to uncover a secret and wonderful past for her. We meet an FAA investigator who has spent his career listening to black box tapes--"eavesdropping on what become their very last words on earth"--yet finds himself struggling to discover the first clue about his own son's life. Filled with respect and even admiration for his characters, and the hope and possibility they bring to their day to day dilemmas, the stories of Night Swimming will affirm Pete Fromm's reputation as one of the nations' foremost fiction writers.

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"I read Pete Fromm with growing admiration for the vigor of his well-made writing and for his generous heart. Night Swimming finds him at the center of the urgent, affecting world he has made his own." -Thomas McGuane

"When I read the collection Dry Rain I said to myself and all who would listen, here's a writer of real consequence and from whom we've much to expect. With Night Swimming, Pete Fromm confirms that judgment and exceeds expectation: great range here, great delicacy, great news." --Nicholas Delbanco

"This book sets free a great Montana secret--the world of Pete Fromm. He not only knows his people, he loves and respects them. Night Swimming is a joy to read." --Chris Offutt

"Pete Fromm is one of America's best kept literary secrets, a superbly skillful stylist and such a masterful story teller for a writer so young, it hardly seems fair to the rest of us. My enthusiasm for this book is boundless; it's not only wonderful writing but it's supremely entertaining to read. Night Swimming is a knock-out collection, a big, beautiful breakout for Fromm." --Thom Jones

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