Problems with People (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780345807427, 176pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
These ten wise, extraordinary tales explore the mysteries of love and our complex desire for connection. Spanning wide and diverse geographies—America, Nepal, South Africa, Germany—they showcase Guterson’s gifts for psychological nuance, emotional suspense, and evocation of the natural world.
In these pages, we meet, among others, a lonely landlord trying to reach out to his tenants; a middle-aged widower looking for love online; an American Jew traveling to Berlin to confront his haunted past. Celebrating the surprises that lurk within the dramas of our daily lives, Problems with People marks the return of a contemporary American master to the form that launched his literary career.
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Praise For Problems with People (Vintage Contemporaries)…
“First-rate. . . . Humorous, ironic, and satiric. . . . Each story is realistic, bordering on surrealistic.” —The Boston Globe
“Beautifully rendered. . . . Show[s] us that despite our problems with one another, there may still be hope for us all.” —The New York Journal of Books
“Deeply affecting. . . . A haunting collection from a thoughtful storyteller.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Guterson is celebrated for his deeply atmospheric novels, and his electrifying short fiction is equally expressive.” —Booklist