Loading, please wait...

product description page

Hand Reached Down to Guide Me (Paperback) (David Gates)

Hand Reached Down to Guide Me (Paperback) (David Gates) - image 1 of 1

About this item

These eleven stories, along with a masterful novella, mark the triumphant return of David Gates, whomNew York magazine anointed “a true heir to both Raymond Carver and John Cheever.”A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me is populated by characters, young or old or neither, who are well educated, broadly knowledgeable, often creative and variously accomplished, whether as a doctor or a composer, an academic or a journalist. And every one of them carries a full supply of the human condition: parents in assisted-living—or assisted-dying—facilities, too many or too few people in their families and marriages, the ties that bind a sometimes messy knot, age an implacable foe, impulses pulling them away from comfort into distraction or catastrophe. Terrifyingly self-aware, they refuse to go gently—even when they’re going nowhere fast, in settings that range across the metropolitan and suburban Northeast to the countryside of upstate New York and New England. Relentlessly inventive, alternately hilarious and tragic, always moving, this book proves yet again that Gates is one of our most talented, witty and emotionally intelligent writers.From the Hardcover edition.
Number of Pages: 314
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: David Gates
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2016
TCIN: 50461135
UPC: 9780804168748
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-5142
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
MSRPReg: $16.00 Save $5.13 (32% off)
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.