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THE POINT.

D'Ambrosio, Charles.

ISBN 10: 0316171441 / ISBN 13: 9780316171441
Published by LITTLE, BROWN. BOSTON 1995, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page. Near fine in a fine dj. (Top edge foxed. A few tiny specks of foxing at fore edge) Author's FIRST book. Stories.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 6691

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Title: THE POINT.

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN. BOSTON 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A collection of stories set in the Pacific Northwest, the deep South, New York, and Los Angeles, follow themes of loss, grief, and devotion

From Publishers Weekly:

D'Ambrosio makes his literary debut with a collection of short stories as fluid and compelling as a river rushing into darkness. Though many of the selections repeat similar characters and situations?failing relationships, pilgrimages to the site of a suicide, uncommunicative, alcoholic fathers?together they are like a room full of mirrors, each story reflecting (or magnifying or distorting) an aspect of another. In the title piece, one of 13-year-old Kurt Pittman's chores is to escort safely home his mother's drunken, crisis-beset party guests. Gifted with an understanding of other people beyond his years, the boy remarks, "The idea was this?that at a certain age, a black hole emerged in the middle of your life... and you pretended it wasn't there and never looked directly at it, if you could manage the trick." Unfortunately, few of D'Ambrosio's characters can manage the trick. Some of them, numbed by alcohol and the rainy coldness of the Pacific Northwest, think God might be the way out of their private emotional hells. But it is those who persevere who eventually reap rewards?as will readers of these seven dreamy and engrossing tales.
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