Excuse Me While I Disappear: Stories


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$27.00  $24.84
Little Brown and Company
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5.8 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Joanna Scott is the author of ten novels, including Arrogance, a PEN-Faulkner finalist, The Manikin, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Follow Me, a New York Times Notable Book. Her awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ambassador Book Award from the English-Speaking Union, and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scott is the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English at the University of Rochester.


A greatly gifted and highly original artist...purely and simply wonderful.-- The New York Times Book Review
Scott's prose is sensitive and beautifully crafted. She writes with subtlety, compassion and humor, and her characters are both eminently human and touched with magic and mystery.--The Washington Post
The wit, the magical prose and the daring devices of Scott's writing create an enchantment.--The Nation
A fearlessly intelligent writer.--Louise Erdrich
Joanna Scott is a writer to treasure.--Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl
Joanna Scott is a magician, a conjurer, one of the very best writers at work today.--Bradford Morrow, author of The Diviner's Tale
One of our wisest, deftest, most knowing prose stylists.--Jaimy Gordon, author of Lord of Misrule
Joanna Scott's writing is always a wonder.--Andrea Barrett, author of Archangel and Ship Fever
Joanna Scott is among the handful of American writers I will always want to read.--Jay Parini, author of The Last Station
"Scott, a virtuoso writer of penetrating imagination, not only returns to the short story after several novels... but also creates a heady inquiry into how we perpetually narrate our lives. Venturing into Borgesian territory with each metaphysical bend or surreal twist, Scott, ironic and compassionate, funny and shrewd, considers how the endless torrent of stories we generate fails to fully dispel our inherent inexplicability."--Booklist