Fresh Complaint

Fresh Complaint

Stories

Book - 2017
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This collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in "Bronze," a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future.
Publisher: London :, 4th Estate,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 285 pages ;,22 cm.

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GummiGirl
Oct 13, 2017

A fine collection of stories, some of which relate to the author's longer works and those of others. ("Complainers", for example, is about two fans of "Two Old Women" and should not be missed by anyone who enjoyed that book.) The stories are all poignant and humorous to varying degrees, and I enjoyed every one of them.

Note: the Summary for this book mentions a story called "Bronze" which is not actually included.

Vero_biblio Oct 11, 2017

Short stories : what a nice way to enjoy some of Jeffrey Eugenides' comical/bittersweet stories of American life! I enjoyed the stories tremendously, except only one, which I skipped after a few pages. No crime in that! Enjoy. And make sure you also read his Pulitzer winner novel, 'Middlesex'.

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