The pier falls : and other stories

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Georgia Public Library - Fiction - Main LibraryFIC HADOn Shelf
Manchester Community Library - Fiction - Main LibraryFIC Haddon, MarkOn Shelf
Rutland Free Library - Fiction - MezzanineFIC HADDONOn Shelf

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298 pages ; 25 cm


"In the prize-winning story "The gun," a man's life is marked by a single afternoon and a rusty.45; in "The island," a mythical princess is abandoned on an island in the midst of war; in "The boys who left home to learn fear," a cadre of sheltered artistocrats sets out to find adventure in a foreign land and finds the gravest dangers among themselves. These are but some of the men and women who fill this searingly imaginative and emotionally taut collection of short stories by Mark Haddon, that weaves through time and space to showcase the author's incredible versatility. Yet the collection achieves a sum that is greater than its parts, proving itself a meditation not only on isolation and loneliness but also on the tenuous and unseen connections that link individuals to each other, often despite themselves. In its titular story, the narrator describes with fluid precision a catastrophe that will collectively define its victims as much as it will disperse them--and brilliantly lays bare the reader's appetite for spectacle alongside its characters'. Cut with lean prose and drawing inventively from history, myth, fairy tales, and, above all, the deep well of empathy that made his three novels so compelling, The pier falls reveals a previously unseen side of the celebrated author"--

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Haddon, M. (2016). The pier falls: and other stories (First edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Haddon, Mark, 1962-. 2016. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Haddon, Mark, 1962-. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories New York: Doubleday, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Haddon, Mark. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories First edition., Doubleday, 2016.

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