To Be a Man: Stories

Nicole Krauss (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
November 03, 2020
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062431028

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About the Author

Nicole Krauss is the author of the novels Forest Dark, Great House, The History of Love, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She is currently the inaugural writer-in-residence at Columbia University's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews

"This collection of stories from Krauss is a wonder, with the author's signature straddling of the tragic and the absurd, her particularly Jewish frame of reference, and the extraordinary range of her narrative voice...A tremendous collection from an immensely talented writer."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"From a contemporary master, an astounding collection of ten globetrotting stories, each one a powerful dissection of the thorny connections between men and women...Each story is masterfully crafted and deeply contemplative, barreling toward a shimmering, inevitable conclusion, proving once again that Krauss is one of our most formidable talents in fiction." --Esquire
In a first collection, National Book Award finalist Krauss uses superbly controlled language to investigate how we become who we are...Small gems, large ideas, highly recommended. --Library Journal (starred review)
"This triumphant first collection from Nicole Krauss crisscrosses the globe in 10 ambitious stories written over two decades that wrestle with sexuality, desire, and human connection.... This is a spectacular book."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"What defines a life well-lived?...Krauss winningly explores these and other weighty issues in a home run of a short story collection...Above all, these stories pay homage to strong women. As female characters mature, they find resilience in the power they wield despite societal constraints."--Booklist (starred review)
TO BE A MAN offers the pleasure of being in the company of Krauss' surprising, challenging mind, tugged along by an imagination that's ever curious about the limits and possibilities of fiction, of time, and of love...A collection of wonders.--San Francisco Chronicle
"Short stories that ask big questions...A powerful new collection from one of America's great writers." --Financial Times
"A sustained shot of brilliance...By turns tight and exuberant, disciplined and expansive, the collection shimmers with insight and moments of perfectly realized beauty. It provokes unabashed laughter, in inspires profound thinking, it delights and disturbs in equal measure... Joy and woe are woven fine in this extraordinary book." --Boston Globe