ZZ Packer - Author

About the Author

ZZ Packer (born January 12, 1973 Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer of short fiction. In 2006 the National Book Foundation named her a 5 under 35 honoree for Drinking Coffee Elsewhere.

 

Books by ZZ Packer

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Author: ZZ Packer Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2005

A black, motherless loner tries to come to terms with her radically unfamiliar surroundings as a Yale freshman; 14-year-old church girl Tia runs away to the big city; a bright young man makes a last-ditch attempt to understand his loser father on the Million Man March in Washington DC; at summer camp, an all-black Brownie troop decide to teach a troop of white Brownies a lesson for a racial insult they think they overheard. Teeming with life, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a collection that explores what it is to be human. Never neatly resolved, these provocative and unforgettable stories resonate with honesty and wry humour and introduce us to a major new talent.