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Paperback Distortions Book

ISBN: 0679732357

ISBN13: 9780679732358

Distortions

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Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor.

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Excellent Short Stories

These are excellent short stories, reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates. Some of them seemed like a cross between Oates and Diane Arbus, the darkness or the ordinary.

awesome grab bag of hilarious stories.

I first read this book about twelve years ago and I still go back to it regularly because it makes me laugh, although some of the stories are serious as well. My favorite stories are "Vermont" and "Weekend." If you want to know what the '70s were really like, then here's where you should start.
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