Lost in the City

Lost in the City

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Overview

Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones, Richard Poe

Nominated for the National Book Award, this masterful debut collection of interconnected short stories captures significant moments in the everyday lives of inner-city characters. "His (Jones) stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers."--New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419339387
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 10/19/2005

About the Author

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Hometown:

Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1950

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1972; M.F.A., University of Virginia, 1981

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Lost in the City 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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LoverOfLit More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome read of short stories about living in a city; specifically DC but anyone who grew up or lives in a city can relate to the landscape, the rich and interesting characters and the struggles of life. I would totally recommend this read coupled with All Aunt Hagar's Children; yes, they are connected.
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Read_A_Book More than 1 year ago
Quite honestly, I'm not really one to enjoy compilations of short stories-I tend to avoid them in the classroom and I rarely read them for fun because I don't care for them. Needless to say, I really didn't care for this book. The short stories weren't interesting to me, and I personally found a majority of them inappropriate. Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I don't think that every story needs references to sex or cussing to validate it, and I find myself becoming uncomfortable when I read stories like these. These stories were frustrating for me in that many of them just seem to end with no conclusion. They read in the same fashion as Flannery O'Conner, and as I wasn't a fan of her writing either, it makes sense that these short stories also wouldn't be for me. I do understand the premise for these short stories as Jones is writing what he knows, but I personally need something much more upbeat. One star.