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When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories

Authors: Benioff, David
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC048000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9781101177372, Related ISBNs: 0452286646, 0670033391, 1101177373, 9780452286641, 9780670033393
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The 25th Hour, City of Thieves) uses humor and rich characterizations to explore the sometimes thrilling, sometimes pathetic emotional lives of a diverse set of characters.  Over the course of eight stories, we are introduced to a host of young people on the cusp of discovery and loss.  As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure—humiliation, rebellion, camaraderie, and desire—Benioff displays a profound understanding of the transformative power of a single moment and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side. When the Nines Roll Over confirms the promise of a gifted writer emerging as a storytelling force.
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