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The pier falls: and other stories
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, [2016].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
298 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385540759, 0385540752, 9780385540759 (hbk.), 0385540752 (hbk.)

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Description
"Mark Haddon, author of the international bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother, returns with a collection of unsparing short stories In the prize-winning story "The Gun," a man's life is marked by a single afternoon and a rusty.45; in "The Island," a mythical princess is abandoned on an island in the midst of war; in "The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear," a cadre of sheltered artistocrats sets out to find adventure in a foreign land and finds the gravest dangers among themselves. These are but some of the men and women who fill this searingly imaginative and emotionally taut collection of short stories by Mark Haddon, that weaves through time and space to showcase the author's incredible versatility. Yet the collection achieves a sum that is greater than its parts, proving itself a meditation not only on isolation and loneliness but also on the tenuous and unseen connections that link individuals to each other, often despite themselves. In its titular story, the narrator describes with fluid precision a catastrophe that will collectively define its victims as much as it will disperse them--and brilliantly lays bare the reader's appetite for spectacle alongside its characters'. Cut with lean prose and drawing inventively from history, myth, fairy tales, and, above all, the deep well of empathy that made his three novels so compelling, The Pier Falls reveals a previously unseen side of the celebrated author"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Haddon, M. (2016). The pier falls: and other stories. First edition. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haddon, Mark, 1962-. 2016. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Haddon, Mark, 1962-, The Pier Falls: And Other Stories. New York: Doubleday, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haddon, Mark. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories. First edition. New York: Doubleday, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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