Before & After

Before & After Cover

Before & After

Stories from New York

By Thomas Beller

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393323535, 251pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2002

Description
"Brief and memorable epitomes of the urban encounter: a transporting collection. "Kirkus Reviews "The quality of these pieces is consistently high, and they feel authentic throughout." Publishers Weekly "Before and After: Stories From New York vividly captures the fissure of a place suddenly and utterly transformed... It's hard to imagine a more appropriate or more moving collection of voices." San Francisco Chronicle "The essays are gorgeous, alternately sad and funny... a] richly human collection." Portland Mercury "Its 60+ stories are all tightly wound and cleanly written... they're emotionally engaging, they're clear, they're direct... It's a heartbreaker of a book." Flakmag.com

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