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By Michael Chabon

Chabon’s remarkable first tale assortment finds lives anchored in fable yet disrupted via astonishing realities

In those 11 based stories, characters carry tight to non-public desires whilst their closest relationships fall apart. 5 tales keep on with Nathan Shapiro from the spoiled seashore holiday the place he learns of his parents’ divorce via his apprehensive youth and a woefully faulty weigh down. different tales locate ex-lovers tormenting one another at an oceanside café, a has-been baseball professional on the funeral of a extra winning teammate, and a Pittsburgh disc jockey nonetheless pining for a girl who married him to get her American citizenship.

Graceful, witty, and relocating, the tales of A version World helped determine Chabon as considered one of America’s such a lot precise fiction writers and prose stylists.

This publication includes a biography of the author.

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Every day of my life I had heard someone crying at the Light House. In the brief pauses between roughhousing and fights, between laughter and screaming, there had always been tears. And I had tried my best to love every one of them because I was the orphan no family wanted to adopt, the only one who could never leave the Light House. Still, Rie's terrified tears were particularly satisfying, like hands caressing me in exactly the right places—not vague, imaginary hands but his hands, the ones I was sure would know just how to please me.

But I do almost nothing and still eat three meals a day. " "You should take up a sport," he said. I shook my head without looking up. "I'd rather watch," I said, wincing at my own words. Those hours at the pool were my private indulgence, and I made a point of sitting as far as possible from the diving platform in order to keep them secret. I was also careful to avoid running into Jun or his teammates at the entrance to the gym, so it was possible that he'd never realized I was there. Still, it made me sad somehow if he hadn't, even though I was the one taking all those precautions.

Let me help you," I said, forcing myself to sound cheerful, afraid that unless I spoke I would be crushed by desire. "Thanks," he said. I turned on the faucet next to him and rinsed the soap from one of the suits. I let the water trickle in a thin stream, cautious not to make noise and wake someone else, ending this moment with Jun. There were three suits, and I knew the pattern on each: the one he got when he first joined the diving team, the one from a big meet the previous year, the one the children had given him for his birthday.

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