Look for Me and I'll Be Gone: Stories

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.6 X 5.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781982148959

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About the Author

John Edgar Wideman's books include, among others, American Histories, Writing to Save a Life, Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, Fatheralong, Hoop Roots, and Sent for You Yesterday. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. He divides his time between New York and France.

Reviews

Named a most anticipated book by LitHub, The Millions, and Bustle "These short stories are the kind that stay with you... Extremely absorbing, with Wideman's stream-of-consciousness style evoking raw emotion and empathy." -Guardian "Master of language... Wideman has always been less interested in what a story tells than how it gets told, how the telling shapes our perception of our world. In works that erode the boundaries between fiction, memoir and essay, Wideman explores the impulses that drive storytelling itself, returning to some enduring themes and formal devices." -New York Times Book Review "Mr. Wideman is one of the great tragedians of American literature... this collection, Mr. Wideman's artistic consummation, is also the site of his unraveling, and there are moments of unbearable vulnerability when the author puts aside his great gifts to lie down in the rag and bone shop of the heart." -Wall Street Journal "Look for Me and I'll Be Gone, a short-story collection that draws fluidly from his personal life, is John Edgar Wideman's extended farewell to outrage... The book's style is so deceptively modest it stares you down and waits for you to realize it's cut your heart out while you coasted along on the calm surface of the syntax into a seething indictment of every aspect of society." -4Columns "Philosophical, ruminative, and alive with wordplay ... In each story, Wideman illustrates just how intricately the past is interwoven with the present, and there is plenty here to satisfy fans of captivating literary storytelling." -Booklist (starred review)