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Where I'm Calling From

New and Selected Stories
Carver, Raymond (Book - 1989 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Where I'm Calling From


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A major collection of Carver's short stories, including seven new stories written shortly before the author's death in 1988. Spans twenty-five years of the author's writing career with both earlier works and original stories that explore betrayal, madness, and other reaches of human experience, in tales including "Intimacy" and "Boxes."
Authors: Carver, Raymond, 1938-1988
Title: Where I'm calling from
new and selected stories
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, 1989
Edition: 1st Vintage contemporaries ed
Characteristics: xiv, 526 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Raymond Carver
Contents: Selected stories. Nobody said anything
Bicycles, muscles, cigarettes
Student's wife
They're not your husband
What do you do in San Francisco?
Fat
What's in Alaska?
Neighbors
Put yourself in my shoes
Collectors
Why, honey?
Are these actual miles?
Gazebo
One more thing
Little things
Why don't you dance?
Serious talk
What we talk about when we talk about love
Distance
Third thing that killed my father off
So much water so close to home
Calm
Vitamins
Careful
Where I'm calling from
Chef's house
Fever
Feathers
Cathedral
Small, good thing
New stories. Boxes
Whoever was using this bed
Intimacy
Menudo
Elephant
Blackbird pie
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Summary: A major collection of Carver's short stories, including seven new stories written shortly before the author's death in 1988. Spans twenty-five years of the author's writing career with both earlier works and original stories that explore betrayal, madness, and other reaches of human experience, in tales including "Intimacy" and "Boxes."
Alternate Title: Where I am calling from
ISBN: 0679722319
9780679722311
Branch Call Number: FICTION CARVER 1989
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  • librarylizzard rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I slogged through half of this story collection before giving up. I only liked 1 or 2 of the stories, and even then Carver's style did not resonate with me. Many of his characters seemed too unreal, and their frequent naivete was annoying. I consider myself a fairly open-minded reader, but the seeming randomness of where his stories start and where they end just did not work for me.

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