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Distortions

Distortions

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Written by Ann BeattieAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ann Beattie

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 2, 1991
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73235-8 (0-679-73235-7)
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Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor.

"Magnificant, a pleasure, a significant literary debut." --The New York Times

"Life as it is lived...One doesn't know whether to cheer or weep, but one goes on reading." --Detroit Free Press

"[Beattie is] a writer's writer." --Boston Evening Globe

"Ann Beattie is both painful and funny. She is a writer for all audiences, combining a remarkable array of skills with mateial of wide popular appeal. Her characters inhabit our contemporary world and brood like us about their loves, families, and lives. They compose a wide-screen panorama of life in these United States." --The New York Times Book Review