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Fitting Ends is the first collection of fiction by the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist Among the Missing and now appears in this newly revised edition with two never before collected stories.
Written before Among the Missing and originally published by Northwestern University Press, Fitting Ends features thirteen stories detailing the almost panicked angst of the American generation that is now approaching thirty. Struggling with gaps between youthful expectations and adult experiences, these characters long for understanding and acceptance, but are thwarted by failed love, family disruptions, numbing work, and sexual confusion.
“The best of these stories . . . possess a rare, disorienting force. When you look up from them, the quality of light seems a little different. It’s a reminder to those of us who have almost forgotten what literature can sometimes do.”
—Boston Book Review
“[An] often perceptive, lucid voice.”
—The New York Times Book Review