We're in Trouble

We're in Trouble

Stories

Book - 2005
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Houghton
This book begins with "We're in Trouble," a suite of three stories that introduces its common theme: love darkening and persevering as it is tried by the cold fact of death. And in the vivid stories that follow, as Coake's unforgettable characters experience love staring at the face of death, it elicits either the best or the worst in them. From a wife waiting for news of her husband's latest death-defying climb to a sheriff thrown into turmoil after his close friend enacts a horrifying murder-suicide, Coake makes us feel the truth of his imperiled characters' lives and transforms it into cathartic art.

With the complexity, depth, and narrative drive of a novel, this extraordinary debut collection is at once suspenseful, empathic, and almost unbearably moving.


Baker & Taylor
In a first collection of short dramatic works, a woman is asked to end her dying husband's suffering in the title piece, a troubled young man risks imprisonment to do the right thing in "Abandon," and a musician becomes the guardian of his best friends' three-year-old son in "In the Event." A first collection. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Harcourt Publishing
This book begins with "We're in Trouble," a suite of three stories that introduces its common theme: love darkening and persevering as it is tried by the cold fact of death. And in the vivid stories that follow, as Coake's unforgettable characters experience love staring at the face of death, it elicits either the best or the worst in them. From a wife waiting for news of her husband's latest death-defying climb to a sheriff thrown into turmoil after his close friend enacts a horrifying murder-suicide, Coake makes us feel the truth of his imperiled characters' lives and transforms it into cathartic art.

With the complexity, depth, and narrative drive of a novel, this extraordinary debut collection is at once suspenseful, empathic, and almost unbearably moving.


Publisher: New York : Harcourt Trade, c2005
ISBN: 9780156032773
0156032775
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 21 cm

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