Livability

Livability

by Jon Raymond
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Livability by Jon Raymond

A tired man, struggling to overcome the loss of his wife in a car accident. Two old friends, hoping to rediscover their connection on a trip to the woods. A screenwriter hoping to hear news about the future of his film.

In Jon Raymond's deft, nuanced stories, these and other characters contend with the frustrations, longings, and mood swings we face every day. Artfully conveying the feeling of lived experience, these stories brim with gratifying sensory detail: the sound of a tree root snapping underfoot, the smell of a roast, the stillness of the air after music has stopped. And, with careful observations and a humane spirit, Livability gives us a portrait of America full of characters finding ways to survive their own choices.

Published to coincide with the national release of Wendy and Lucy, these refined, elegiac stories are the work of a writer with a long and promising career ahead of him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596916555
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Raymond attended Swarthmore College. He was an editor at Plazm magazine and received his M.F.A. from New School University. He is the author of the novel The Half-Life, and the movies Old Joy and the forthcoming Wendy and Lucy. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Livability 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jkershawtn More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I'm from Oregon and recognized many of the places in some of the stories. I loved each of the stories in the book, I recommend it to anyone, particularly to anyone that loves Oregon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago