Officers Weep

Officers Weep

by Daniel Orozco
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Overview

Officers Weep by Daniel Orozco

A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter.

"Officers Weep" is a story from Daniel Orozco's critically acclaimed collection Orientation, which leads the reader through the hidden lives and moral philosophies of bridge painters, men housebound by obesity, office temps, and warehouse workers. He reveals the secret pleasures of late-night supermarket trips for cookie binges, exceptional data entry, and an exiled dictator's occasional piss on the U.S. embassy. A new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions; during an earthquake, the consciousness of the entire state of California shakes free for examination.

Orientation introduces a writer at the height of his powers, whose work surely invites us to reassess the landscape of American fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466800601
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 338 KB

About the Author

Daniel Orozco's stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, as well as in publications such as Harper's Magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney's, Ecotone, and StoryQuarterly. He was awarded a 2006 NEA Fellowship in fiction, and was a finalist for a 2006 National Magazine Award in fiction. A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.


Daniel Orozco’s stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, as well as in publications such as Harper’s Magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story, McSweeney’s, Ecotone, and StoryQuarterly. He is the author of the story collection Orientation. He was awarded a 2006 NEA Fellowship in fiction, and was a finalist for a 2006 National Magazine Award in fiction. A former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.

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Officers Weep 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
BrownskinsCD More than 1 year ago
Short stories are hard to write. They have to be a snapshot of life but carefully cropped so that the picture in itself is a complete story. This story was definitely a success in that regard. I was amused by the interaction and caught myself smirking on a couple of instances. Great short read!
KennaS More than 1 year ago
It reads more like a police blotter or the beat in your local news paper. However it was quite interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was all about a police officer's job. The log in book and what happens on that day. I enjoyed this short novel. ShelleyMA
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