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The Wonders of the Invisible World Paperback – 4 April 2000

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage (4 April 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0679756442
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0679756446
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.21 x 1.52 x 20.32 cm
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"Nimbly crafted ...rendered with meticulous emotional detail and an astringent sense of the absurdities and self-indulgences of contemporary life." -The New York Times

"[Gate's stories] have something for which many fiction writers would be willing to make a pact with any sort of devil-utter authenticity." -The Boston Globe

"A ture heir to both Raymond Carver and John Cheever." -New York

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The author of the highly acclaimed novels Jernigan (Pulitzer Prize Finalist) and Preston Falls (National Book Critics Cirlce Award Finalist) offers up a mordantly funny collection of short stories about the faulty bargains we make with ourselves to continure the high-wire act of living meaningful lives in late twentieth-century America.
Populated by highly educated men and women in combat with one another, with substance abuse, and above all with their own relentless self-awareness, the stories in The Wonders of the Invisible World take place in and around New York City, and put urbanism into uneasy conflict with a fleeting dream of rural happiness. Written with style and ferocious black humor, they confirm David Gates as one of the best-and funniest-writers of our time.

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