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A M Homes - Author

About the Author

A.M. Homes is the author of four novels — In a Country of Mothers, The End of Alice, Music for Torching, and Jack – and two collections of short stories, The Safety of Objects and the recent highly acclaimed Things You Should Know. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and teaches in the writing programme at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

Photograph © Marion Ettlinger
 

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Days of Awe

Days of Awe

Author: A M Homes Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2018

A razor-sharp story collection from a writer who is always "e;furiously good"e; (Zadie Smith, bestselling author ofSwing Time).With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection - exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be.In "e;A Prize for Every Player,"e; a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another - finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in "e;Hello Everybody"e; and "e;She Got Away,"e; Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below.In the nearly three decades since her seminal debut collectionThe Safety of Objects, Homes has been celebrated by readers and critics alike as one of our boldest and most original writers, acclaimed for her psychological accuracy and "e;satire so close to the truth it's terrifying"e; (Ali Smith). Her first book since the Women's Prize-winningMay We Be Forgiven,Days of Aweis a major new addition to her body of visionary, fearless, outrageously funny work.Audiobook Table of Contents:Brother On Sunday, read by Mark Bramhall Whose Story Is It and Why Is It Always On Her Mind?, read by Kimberly Farr Days of Awe, read by Rebecca Lowman Hello Everybody, read by Devon Sorvari All Is Good Except for the Rain, read by Cassandra Campbell The National Caged Bird Show, read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Will Damron, Kimberly Farr, Rebecca Lowman, Fred Sanders, and Devon Sorvari Your Mother Was a Fish, read by Cassandra Campbell The Last Good Time, read by Will Damron Be Mine, read by Rebecca Lowman A Prize for Every Player, read by Will Damron Omega Point, read by Kimberly Farr She Got Away, read by Devon SorvariCover Photograph: ';White Sands National Monument' The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Ziua recunostintei

Ziua recunostintei

Author: A M Homes Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2016

In Ziua Recunostintei doi adolescenti, Nate si Ashley, raman in grija unchiului, un istoric linistit si retras, dupa ce tatal ajunge la inchisoare pentru ca si a ucis sotia, pe care a prins o in flagrant delict tocmai cu fratele lui.Romanul ncepe n forE A - E i apoi se dezlA nE uie cu adevA rat. Numi amintesc cnd am citit ultima datA un roman cu o asemenea intensitate narativA ; o relatare necruE A toare a unui an catastrofal, violent, comic E i sumbru totodatA , aducA tor de profunde schimbA ri n viaE a unei familii americane disfuncE ionale. Dea dreptul uimitor."e; Salman RuShdie

Mistress's Daughter

Mistress's Daughter

Author: A M Homes Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2007

A.M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with children and a family of his own. THE MISTRESSS DAUGHTER is the riveting story of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her.Homes relates how her birth parents initially made contact and what happened afterward (including a harrowing account of her birth mother stalking her and appearing unannounced at a reading). She goes on to explore what she was able to reconstruct about their lives; who they had been and who they later became. Her birth mother, a complex and lonely woman who never married, dies in 1998; her birth father, who initially makes overtures about inviting her into his family, never does. Homes becomes obsessed with the family histories of both her biological and adoptive parents. She spends hours poring through newspaper archives and genealogical websites on an ersatz archaeological dig, hiring researchers to help uncover the hidden family narrative in a twenty-first-century electronic search for self.THE MISTRESSS DAUGHTER is a brave, profoundly moving consideration of identity and family and, like all of A.M. Homess work, is daring, heartbreaking, and startlingly funny.

Appendix A

Appendix A

Author: A M Homes Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/1996

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