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Kevin Canty
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Kevin Canty is the award-winning author of the novels Into the Great Wide Open, Nine Below Zero, and Winslow in Love, as well as the short story collections Honeymoon and Other Stories, A Stranger in This World and Where the Money Went. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Details, Story, the New York Times Magazine, Tin House and Glimmer Train.  He currently teaches fiction writing at the University of Montana.

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Everything
A Novel
Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $25.95

On the fifth of July, RL and June go down to the river with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red to commemorate Taylor’s fiftieth and last birthday. Taylor was RL’s boyhood friend and June’s husband, but after eleven years, June, a childless hospice worker, finally declares she’s “nobody’s widow anymore.” Anxious... Read more >
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Everything
A Novel
Written by Kevin Canty


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Honeymoon
And Other Stories
Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $14.00

The characters in Kevin Canty’s new collection are people we all know. People who are perhaps ourselves, searching, often in the wrong places, for something meaningful, or real, or at least, for a moment, right. Here are couples like Vincent and Laurie, who after beginning an ill-timed relationship, escape for a... Read more >

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Into the Great Wide Open

Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 1997
Price: $15.95

Building on the success of A Stranger in This World, the widely praised collection of stories that was one of the most exciting literary debuts of recent years, Kevin Canty has written a blistering, unforgettable first novel. Set in the sprawl of suburbia, with its shattered families and hollow lives, Into... Read more >
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Into the Great Wide Open

Written by Kevin Canty


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Nine Below Zero

Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $18.00

From the acclaimed author of A Stranger in this World and Into the Great Wide Open comes a novel that explores reckless love and penetrates the unrelenting winter landscape of the American West.

Marvin Deernose, a Native American carpenter and recovering alcoholic, has just returned to his Montana hometown with hopes of... Read more >

A Stranger in This World
Stories
Written by Kevin Canty


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

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A Stranger in This World
Stories
Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 1995
Price: $15.00

In the tradition of the works of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, this fiction debut shines with verbal brilliance. Disturbing yet compellingly readable, the stories in this collection explore the gap between disappointment and hope, between life as it could be and life as it is. Read more >
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Where the Money Went

Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95

In these nine surprising stories about love and the desertion of love, a father contemplates his bank balance amid receipts for ski vacations; a real-estate agent tries to sell a house while his small son bites other children; and a widower, resigned to television for company, discovers the pleasures of life... Read more >
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Where the Money Went
Stories
Written by Kevin Canty


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Winslow in Love

Written by Kevin Canty


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.00

Richard Winslow is in a rut. His marriage is over and he is alone, teaching poetry as a visiting professor in Montana and continuing to avoid actually writing himself. He drinks to oblivion every night.

At this freezing college, in the dead of winter, Winslow meets Erika, one of his poetry students... Read more >
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Winslow in Love

Written by Kevin Canty


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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