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Unkempt Courtney Eldridge

Unkempt

Courtney Eldridge

Published
ISBN : 9780641790133
Hardcover
272 pages
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Courtney Eldridge is one of my favorite living short story writers. She has courage and vision like few writers, an amazing ear, and compassion like nobody else at all. When I read her, I feel better about literature and better about the world. WantMoreCourtney Eldridge is one of my favorite living short story writers. She has courage and vision like few writers, an amazing ear, and compassion like nobody else at all. When I read her, I feel better about literature and better about the world. Want to know what really makes human beings tick? Throw away everything on your bedside table and read this instead.—Rick Moody, author of DEMONOLOGY and THE ICE STORMEldridge is a cartographer of the compulsive mind and the nearly unbearable sorrow that smolders underneath. Her stories are prayers for redemption in a landscape where the banal is grotesque, the sacred profane. A wise and brave work by a remarkable new writer.—Julia Slavin, author of THE WOMAN WHO CUT OFF HER LEG AT THE MAIDSTONE CLUB AND OTHER STORIESCourtney Eldridge is one of the smartest young writers in America, and she knows how to use knives. There are echoes of Dixon here, and Moody, and Wallace, and maybe even early Carver—great technical control masking great emotional upheaval. All of these stories, after their meanderings, their circlings and jokes and asides, deliver a measurable catharsis, and its all the more powerful for how painful—though that pain is wrapped and rewrapped, hidden and denied—it was to get there.—Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and You Shall Know Our VelocityCourtney Eldridge is a striking new voice on the literary horizon. Whenever I find one of her stories in print I know Im in for trouble—in the best possible way. Shes a talent to be reckoned with.—Frederick Barthelme, author of THE BROTHERS, PAINTED DESERT, THE LAW OF AVERAGES