Calamity and Other Stories

Calamity and Other Stories

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Twelve stories introducing a remarkable new writer... InCalamity and Other Stories, Daphne Kalotay portrays with affection and frankness the complexity and comedy of human relationships. From a newly independent woman finding herself in bed with her husband of long ago to a thirteen-year-old boy irked by his friendship with a younger girl, Kalotay's characters step poignantly into and out of each other's worlds, at times frustrated by regrets and unrealized hopes and at other times embracing life's small joys and absurdities. Every Monday the man in Sunshine Cleaners awaits the one customer who acknowledges his existence, though all she offers are complaints. A little girl gets a surprising glimpse of adulthood when she catches her mother in a moment of uninhibited pleasure. And for two older women, a tie formed long ago sustains them through defining twists of fate. In each of these luminous stories, Kalotay lays bare a profound truth about the secrets of the heart. Exquisitely crafted, moving, and funny,Calamity and Other Storiesshowcases a writer finding wonder in ordinary lives.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday : c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385513586
0385513585
Branch Call Number: KALOT
Characteristics: 193 p. ; 22 cm.

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