Fun with Problems

Fun with Problems

Stories

By Robert Stone; David Colacci (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, MP3 CD, 9781400165971

Publication Date: February 15, 2010

Description
In Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is "one of our greatest living writers" (Los Angeles Times). The pieces in this new volume vary greatly in length-some are almost novellas, others no more than a page-but all share the signature blend of longing, violence, black humor, sex, and drugs that has helped Stone illuminate the dark corners of the human soul. Entire lives are laid out with remarkable precision, in captivating prose: a screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share; a bored husband picks up a mysterious woman only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray; a world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills; a scuba dive guides uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. Fun with Problems showcases Stone's great gift: to pinpoint and make real the impulses-by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive-that cause us to conceal, reveal, and betray our very selves.


About the Author
ROBERT STONE is the acclaimed author of seven novels and two story collections, including Dog Soldiers, winner of the National Book Award, and Bear and His Daughter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, "Prime Green, "was published in 2006.

David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, and has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years. He has won "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included in Best of Year lists by such publications as "Publishers Weekly", "AudioFile" magazine, and "Library Journal".


Praise For Fun with Problems

"The stories are witty and diverse and are all unified by some element of brokenness." ---Booklist