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The author of the book: Pia Z. Ehrhardt
Date of issue: June 19th 2007
ISBN: 1596922125
ISBN 13: 9781596922129
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 489 KB
Edition: MacAdam Cage

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A gracefully disconcerting collection of stories by the winner of the 2005 Narrative Prize.

Wavering between fidelity and freedom, the women in this sparkling debut collection deal with emotional damage and unhealed heartbreak by plunging into unusual, often bizarre, relationships.

In Pia Z. Ehrhardt’s stories, adultery and impropriety become disquietingly mundane. Mothers expect daughters to be complicit in their love affairs, children seek shelter in families that aren’t their own, fathers court their daughters, a couple enters into a marriage that lasts thirty days a year, and a young girl takes to the road with the simple guy who bags groceries at Piggly Wiggly while her mother imagines her safely at school. 

Beautifully restrained and shot through with tenderness, Famous Fathers and Other Stories establishes Ehrhardt as both a leading practitioner of the short story and an empathetic interpreter of the lives of wounded people who–instead of asking for what they want–take what is offered.

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Ebook Famous Fathers and Other Stories read Online! Pia Z. Ehrhardt's stories have been widely published in magazines including McSweeney's Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American, The Morning News, Guernica, and Narrative Magazine, and anthologized in the 2006 Norton Anthology Sudden Fiction: Short-Shorts from America and Beyond. Her work can be heard on NPR's Selected Shorts and KQED's Writers' Block. She is the recipient of the 2005 Narrative Prize and a Bread Loaf Fellowship. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and son.

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