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You Are Not a Stranger Here : Stories (original 2002; udgave 2003)

af Adam Haslett

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The publication of “Notes to My Biographer,” inZoetrope: All-Storymagazine introduced readers to the remarkable voice of Adam Haslett. Nominated as part of a National Magazine Award, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at venues across the country, the story brought the author widespread recognition. Now, in his first book, Adam Haslett gives us nine richly varied stories, each suffused with intense emotion and written in a lyric prose alternatively lush and spare.You Are Not a Stranger Herecarries its readers into the hearts and minds of people facing life’s most profound dilemmas. We meet an aging inventor still burning with ideas as he makes a final visit to his gay son. A psychiatrist’s encounter with a reluctant patient reveals a young doctor’s own needs and fears. An orphaned boy finds solace in a classmate’s violence. The return of an old lover disturbs the peace between a brother and sister who have lived together for decades. In settings that range from New England to Great Britain, from Los Angeles to the American West, the stories in this book treat what Faulkner called the old verities and truths of the heart: love and honor, pity and pride, compassion and sacrifice. They do so with heartbreaking precision and an often generous humor, drawing us past the surface of characters’ lives into the moments of decision and recognition that shape them irrevocably. Together these stories constitute a significant achievement by a powerful new writer.… (mere)
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Titel:You Are Not a Stranger Here : Stories
Forfattere:Adam Haslett
Info:Anchor (2003), Paperback
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You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories af Adam Haslett (Author) (2002)

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Reading Hastlett's short stories brought out many emotions and many of them were pretty raw and intense. This collection touches on the subjects of mental illness and isolation in a very direct manner without sugarcoating them. For me it was a great experience reading this collection but I can see why some people might find the material pretty heavy. Besides the material presented, I really enjoyed the writing and the flow of the text. ( )
  yorgos_str | Sep 9, 2020 |
I found Haslett's stories grimly pleasant. They straddle the line between realism and the bizarre. Haslett's characters are quiet, and unassuming, yet bound to the complexities of destiny and fate. Death is omnipresent, usually lurking off-stage readying itself to pounce on characters already waiting for his arrival. Haslett knows the perfect moment to pull the curtain and leave us, of course, crying over the fate of his broken characters. ( )
  oacevedo | Apr 9, 2019 |
This is a haunting book of short stories with a common thread of mental or emotional trauma. To date this is my favorite collection of short stories. Well written, with realistic situations and fleshed-out, sympathetic characters. ( )
  dorie.craig | Jun 22, 2017 |
weird, homosexuality, suicide, strange + didn't have to finish But did
Heavy - depressing —

An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. A bereaved boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a psychiatric hospital, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. Told with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, and conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling.
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  christinejoseph | Jul 24, 2016 |
I enjoyed this well-written collection of stories dealing with difficult topics of the heart and mind. I was bothered, however, by the fact that about half of the stories dealt with gay men/boys coming to terms with their identity while the other half dealt with mental illness as though the two were the same thing. Not! ( )
  RebaRelishesReading | Jun 27, 2014 |
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The publication of “Notes to My Biographer,” inZoetrope: All-Storymagazine introduced readers to the remarkable voice of Adam Haslett. Nominated as part of a National Magazine Award, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at venues across the country, the story brought the author widespread recognition. Now, in his first book, Adam Haslett gives us nine richly varied stories, each suffused with intense emotion and written in a lyric prose alternatively lush and spare.You Are Not a Stranger Herecarries its readers into the hearts and minds of people facing life’s most profound dilemmas. We meet an aging inventor still burning with ideas as he makes a final visit to his gay son. A psychiatrist’s encounter with a reluctant patient reveals a young doctor’s own needs and fears. An orphaned boy finds solace in a classmate’s violence. The return of an old lover disturbs the peace between a brother and sister who have lived together for decades. In settings that range from New England to Great Britain, from Los Angeles to the American West, the stories in this book treat what Faulkner called the old verities and truths of the heart: love and honor, pity and pride, compassion and sacrifice. They do so with heartbreaking precision and an often generous humor, drawing us past the surface of characters’ lives into the moments of decision and recognition that shape them irrevocably. Together these stories constitute a significant achievement by a powerful new writer.

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