The Spot

David Means

Published by Faber & Faber, 2010
ISBN 10: 0865479127 / ISBN 13: 9780865479128
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Faber & Faber, New York 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition is NEW. Dust Jacket Condition is NEW. FIRST EDITION AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page. Book contains 13 stories from various major publications. Means is an award winning author. Dust jacket is protected by mylar jacletr. Great collectible copy. Will ship promptly in a sturdy box in bubblewrap. FIRST EDITION AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory #

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The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which three men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery.

The Spot is a park on the Hudson River, where two lovers sense their affair is about to come to an end.

The Spot is at the bottom of Niagara Falls, where the body of a young girl floats as if caught in the currents of her own tragic story.

The Spot is in the ear of a Manhattan madman plagued by a noisy upstairs neighbor .

The Spot is a suburban hospital room in which a young father confronts his son’s potentially devastating diagnosis.

The Spot is a dusty encampment in Nebraska where a gang of inept radicals plot a revolution.

The Spot draws thirteen new stories together into a masterful collection that shows David Means at his finest: at once comically detached and wrenchingly affecting, expansive and concise, wildly inventive and firmly rooted in tradition. Means’s work has earned him comparisons to Flannery O’Connor (London Review of Books), Alice Munro, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac (Newsday), Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson (Chicago Tribune/NPR), Denis Johnson (Entertainment Weekly), Poe, Chekhov, and Carver (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), but the spot he has staked out in the American literary landscape is fully and originally his own.


 

About the Author: DAVID MEANS was born and raised in Michigan. His second collection of stories, Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angles Times Book Prize for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle nomination. His third book, The Secret Goldfish, received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. Both books have been translated into eight languages. His fiction has appeared The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, Zoetrope, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous other publications. He lives in Nyack, New York.

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Title: The Spot
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition

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