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Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Carver, Raymond

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ISBN 10: 0871132168 / ISBN 13: 9780871132161
Published by Franklin Library, 1988, c1988,, 1988
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1st (Limited) Edition, full gilt decorated, ribbed leather, aeg, marbled end papers, fine, 391 pp w/a special message by the author, color frontis illus. by Steve Johnson, 8vo, SIGNED by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 29439

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Title: Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected ...

Publisher: Franklin Library, 1988, c1988,

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Spans twenty-five years of the author's writing career with both earlier works and original stories that explore betrayal, madness, and other reaches of human experience, in tales including "Intimacy" and "Boxes"

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The last story collection published during Carver's life (he died in 1988) contains most of his greatest hits from his earlier books, as well as seven stories that hadn't been collected up to that point. The breadth of the collection makes these 37 stories an extremely complete map of Carver territory, of a particular area of America and of the specific texture of the people Carver writes about -- their difficult attempts at survival in a world where happiness does not arrive wrapped up in neat packages but comes in far more peculiar parcels, if it comes at all.

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