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The Wonders of the Invisible World

Authors: Gates, David
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC060000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9780307765901, Related ISBNs: 0307765903, 0679436685, 0679756442, 9780307765901, 9780679436683
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: The author of the highly acclaimed novels Jernigan (Pulitzer Prize Finalist) and Preston Falls (National Book Critics Cirlce Award Finalist) offers up a mordantly funny collection of short stories about the faulty bargains we make with ourselves to continure the high-wire act of living meaningful lives in late twentieth-century America.

Populated by highly educated men and women in combat with one another, with substance abuse, and above all with their own relentless self-awareness, the stories in The Wonders of the Invisible World take place in and around New York City, and put urbanism into uneasy conflict with a fleeting dream of rural happiness.  Written with style and ferocious black humor, they confirm David Gates as one of the best-and funniest-writers of our time.
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