Cool for America: Stories

Andrew Martin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
July 07, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374108168

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About the Author

Andrew Martin's reviews and essays have been published in The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, VICE, and elsewhere. His debut novel, Early Work, was published in 2018. He lives in New York with his partner Laura and their dog, Bonni

Reviews

Martin has emerged as a leading chronicler of millennial ennui in contemporary America . . . [his] writing is as light and lively as his characters are frozen and hesitant. Frequently hilarious, Martin's stories are insightful, and the characters are both truthful and authentic. --Kirkus (starred)

Andrew Martin's Cool for America is a collection as intensely pleasurable as it is uncomfortably potent. I felt myself growing uneasy as I turned the pages--each cheerfully aimless, morally compromised, defensively witty character cutting closer and closer to the bone. Martin's stories are queasily plausible--or they would be if they weren't also so funny and fun to read. --Miranda Popkey, author of Topics of Conversation

Overeducated and undermined, the women and men in Andrew Martin's stories fortify themselves with beer, weed, intensely felt verdicts about music and literature, and messing around with people they probably shouldn't be messing around with. Martin's prose is as melancholy and ruthless as Raymond Carver's, and his wit is as dark and sharp as Mary Robison's or Donald Antrim's. --Caleb Crain, author of Overthrow and Necessary Errors