Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses

Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses

by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses

Truthtelling: Stories, Fables, Glimpses

by Lynne Sharon Schwartz


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“A grab bag of realist and experimental stories, each one a treasure . . . Wise, wry, and witty—theses stories in all their stylistic variations are perfect.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A man generously lends his car to his ex-wife, and is bewildered when she not only neglects to return it but makes increasingly implausible excuses for her actions. A neat and orderly clothing store owner is taken in and manipulated by an ailing elderly neighbor. A wife left by her husband for a younger woman is forced to visit the couple in order to see her children—and makes a startling realization about her former spouse.
In these stories and others, including an O. Henry Award winner and a Best American Short Stories selection, National Book Award finalist Lynne Sharon Schwartz presents readers with a cast of indefatigable New Yorkers whose long-established routines are disrupted by mishaps or swerves of fate.
“Meticulously crafted . . . This first-rate collection demonstrates why Schwartz remains an American literary treasure.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504064859
Publisher: Delphinium Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the author of twenty-seven books that include the novels Disturbances in the Field; Leaving Brooklyn, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award; and Rough Strife, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pen/Hemingway Award.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz (b. 1939) is a celebrated author of novels, poems, short fiction, and criticism. Schwartz began her career with a series of short stories before publishing her first novel, the National Book Award–nominated Rough Strife (1980). She went on to publish works of memoir, poetry, and translation. Her other novels have included the award-nominated Leaving Brooklyn (1989) and Disturbances in the Field (1983). Her short fiction has appeared in theBest American Short Stories annual anthology series several times. In addition, her reviews and criticism have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. Schwartz lives in New York City, and is currently a faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. 
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