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Things You Should Know

by A.M. (Y) Homes

Things You Should Know Synopsis

Things You Should Know is a collection of dazzling stories by one of the most talented and daring young American writers, whose distinctive narratives demonstrate how extraordinary the ordinary can be. A woman pursues an unconventional strategy for getting pregnant; a former First Lady shows despair and courage in dealing with her husband's Alzheimer's; a teacher's list of 'things you already should know but maybe are a little dumb, so you don't' becomes an obsession for someone who wasn't at school the day it was given out; and adult tragedy intrudes into a childhood friendship. The stories are full of magic and strangeness and humour, but also demonstrate an uncanny emotional accuracy and compassion.

Things You Should Know Press Reviews

A. M. Homes is certainly among the most important young writers working now --Robert Stone

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847087294
Publication date: 4th April 2013
Author: A.M. (Y) Homes
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About A.M. (Y) Homes

A.M. HOMES is the author of the novels, May We Be Forgiven,This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack, and two collections of short stories, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects and the highly acclaimed memoir, The Mistress's Daughter, as well as the travel memoir, Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in New York City.

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