Temporary Stories

Temporary Stories

by Daniel Orozco
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Temporary Stories by Daniel Orozco

A triptych chronicling the unexpectedly epic adventures of an ordinary office temp.

"Temporary Stories" appears in 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 love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter; 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: 9781466800618
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,062,234
File size: 346 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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Temporary Stories 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was about a temp Agency. She was not a phone person. They had let her go from the agency and now she got a new job and she loved it very much. I enjoyed this short novel. ShelleyMA
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WARNING: NOT FREE.
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ichigoneko More than 1 year ago
Beautiful writing, illuminating look at a world most people never think about, interesting if off-putting main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this on the treadmill at the gym. Made the time fly.
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KennaS More than 1 year ago
and I can feel for her. Its difficult to do right from wrong when you want to be perfect but you know that being perfect will kill you inside.