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The Coming and Going of Strangers
     

The Coming and Going of Strangers

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by Simon Van Booy
 

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them.

Overview

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061926563
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
File size:
311 KB

Meet the Author

Simon Van Booy is the author of two novels and two collections of short stories, including The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the editor of three philosophy books and has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and the BBC. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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The Coming and Going of Strangers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a short story that will linger longer with you, after you've read it. The young protagonist, a lovelorn Romani-Irish (the group known as gypsies), with a Morrissey haircut and penchant for reciting the poetry of Blake is at the center of a web of othet charactets...family, friends, and strangers...interconnected in the narrative. The story ends on an interesting note, something unpredictible.
JulesWrite527 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this sweet, simple story. The prose read like poetry to me with a definite rhythm and purpose to each word that was used. So many wonderful lines and the ending was just perfect. Probably the best thing I've read on my Nook so far and it was free!
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