Follies: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called one of our era's most vital masters of the short form (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she looks at baby boomers in their maturity, sorting out their own lives and struggling with parents who are eccentric, unpredictable, and increasingly dependent. In Fl├ęchette Follies, a man rear-ends a woman at a stoplight, and the ripple effect of that encounter is vast and catastrophic. In Apology for a Journey Not Taken, a woman's road trip is perpetually postponed by the UPS deliveryman who wants to watch TV in her house, by the girl next door who has lost her dog, and by the death of her friend in a freak accident. Impatient in his old age, the protagonist of That Last Odd Day in L.A. can hardly manage a pleasant word to his own daughter, but he finds a chance for redemption on the last day of a vacation he spends with his niece and nephew. Ann Beattie is at the top of her form in this superb collection, writing with the vividness, compassion, and sometimes morbid wit that have made her one of the most influential writers of her generation.

Title: Follies: New Stories

Author: Beattie, Ann

Categories: Signed, Modern First Editions, Short Stories, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

ISBN Number: 0743269616

ISBN Number 13: 9780743269612

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271583

Keywords: ANN BEATTIE SHORT STORIES FICTION LITERATURE,