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Where I'm Calling From
by Raymond Carver

"[Carver's stories] counted among the masterpieces of American fiction." --Irving Howe, The New York Times Book Review

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  • About the Film

    Includes the short story "So Much Water So Close to Home," the basis for the Sony Pictures Classics motion picture Jindabyne. Starring Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne, and directed by Ray Lawrence. In theaters now.

    About the Book

    From an American short story master, a devastating account of how an unexpected event can disrupt the delicate equilibrium of a relationship. When Stuart Kane and three friends find the body of a young girl on a fishing trip, his marriage falls into crisis as his wife, Claire, surprised by his callousness and suspicius of his motives, struggles with resurfacing doubts.

    Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver's last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previously unpublished in book form. Together, these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver's life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled.

    The summation of a triumphant career from "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

    "[Raymond Carver is] one of the true contemporary masters." --The New York Review of Books

    "[These stories] overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life.... Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty, his eye set on describing and revealing the world as he sees it. His eye is so clear, it almost breaks your heart." --The Washington Post Book World

    About the Author

    Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.



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