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Get in Trouble : Stories (Reprint) (Paperback) (Kelly Link)

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LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERShe has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In “The Summer People,” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In “I Can See Right Through You,” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In “The New Boyfriend,” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty—and the hidden strengths—of human beings. InGet in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Praise for Get in Trouble “Welcome to the fabulous mind of Kelly Link. . . . It has taken Link ten years to produce her new story collection,Get in Trouble, and it is just as brilliant as her last.”The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “Ridiculously brilliant . . . and entertaining as heck . . . These stories make you laugh while staring into the void. By the end, they’ll be with you sleeping and waking.”The Boston Globe “Marvelous . . . As a writer Kelly Link is possessed of many magical powers, but to me what’s most notable about her new collection,Get in Trouble, is its astonishing freedom. . . . Link knows there’s nothing she’s ‘supposed’ to do; her imaginative freedom is unmitigated by a need to counterbalance the weirdness with explanation.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR“Smashing . . . sensational . . . Each of these stories presents the reader with the same setup: Remain in your
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Kelly Link
Language: English
Street Date: February 9, 2016
TCIN: 50465794
UPC: 9780812986495
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-3135
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