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Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It Kindle Edition
A love-struck young ranch hand, an aging Argentine lover, a trusted confidante who isn't a friend and two hitchhikers named Bonnie and Clyde.
Caught between opposing forces-fidelity and desire, impulse and security, innocence and experience-Meloy's unforgettable characters have each reached a fork in the road. But what kind of fool wants it only one way?
These eleven stories are funny, sly and sparkling with energy. Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It is a joyous read.
'Maile Meloy writes with eerie clarity about the way human beings lust for the agents of they own undoing. Beautiful, terrifying writing.' Joanna Murray-Smith
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''In the best short stories -- by Poe, Raymond Carver, Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor or Alice Munro -- there is always malaise, if not outright heartache, on the horizon. In less able hands this convention turns lugubrious and contrived. But Meloy's lean, targeted descriptions and her ultimately compassionate eye make this journey hurt so good.'' --Los Angeles Times
''Maile Meloy's Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It reads like a Bruce Springsteen album sounds: raw with a tender wildness and loaded with adolescent ache. The nuanced depictions of small-town life in some of these stories make for a rich tableau of lovelorn cowboys, provincial lawyers, and renegade women. Don't miss this sleeper hit of 2009.'' --O, the Oprah Magazine
''If life is all about choices, as the saying goes, then what happens when we simply can't make up our minds about what's most important? In her second volume of short stories, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, acclaimed novelist Maile Meloy. . . cracks at our nagging desire to have it all in eleven tightly written, remarkably fluid narratives, most of which unfold in sleepy towns across Meloy's native Montana.'' --Elle
''After two well-received novels, Meloy returns to the short story, the form in which she made her notable debut and to which her lucid style is arrestingly well suited. . . Always true to her wide-ranging though consistently introspective characters, Meloy convincingly depicts the inchoate emotion that drives people, while also distilling meaning from it.'' --Atlantic
''Readers drawn to the short story are sometimes disappointed upon reading a collection by a single author, even one they favor. The collection might seem padded, or the voice that struck us as original and engaging becomes boringly familiar halfway through. No such hazard awaits the readers of this new collection. The award-winning Meloy continues to deliver stories that please and surprise as each narrative's small world unfolds. . . Verdict: Readers who have waited impatiently for Meloy's return to this genre, perhaps the one in which Meloy herself seems most at home, have a treat in store.'' --Library Journal (starred review) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
- ASIN : B005651R9W
- Publisher : Text Publishing (16 May 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 491 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1594484651
- Best Sellers Rank: 870,220 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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