A Relative Stranger

A Relative Stranger

by Charles Baxter


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"In his quiet cosmic wonderment, Baxter is the equal of John Updike and Anne Tyler at their largest and best."—GQ

Without question Charles Baxter, whose ravishing novel The Feast of Love was a National Book Award finalist, is one of our finest contemporary writers. These two books, set in the Michigan landscape that Baxter has made his own, display his unparalleled gift for revealing the unexpected in everyday life. The often-curious connections of relatives and strangers are illuminated in the thirteen exquisite stories of A Relative Stranger. "You can't just get a brother off the street," a character says, but indeed he does.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393322200
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2001
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 656,208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

May 13, 1947

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota


B. A., Macalester College, 1969; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1974

Table of Contents

Fenstad's Mother3
A Relative Stranger61
Silent Movie113
The Old Fascist in Retirement119
Three Parabolic Tales
1Lake Stephen135
The Disappeared161
Saul and Patsy Are Pregnant191

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