Human Resources (Tin House New Voice) (Paperback)

By Josh Goldfaden

Tin House Books, 9780977698912, 236pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

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Humorous, energetic, and inventive, the stories in Josh Goldfaden's debut collection are laugh-out-loud funny. Goldfaden's genius is in pushing the limits of absurdity without sacrificing the emotional core of his characters or their stories. A nanny works for a traveling writers colony (his charge is named Camus). A pirate saves up for his own restaurant. A litter specialist tackles the overstuffed homes--and psyches--of the rich. As zany as they come, Goldfaden's characters seek purpose and community and, every now and again, they find it.

Praise For Human Resources (Tin House New Voice)

"Using language as kinetic and inventive as his playful yet pointed plots, Goldfaden is sure to delight readers eager to embark on a refreshingly original literary adventure."ELLE

"Here is a talented writer at the bright edge of his career.”
Ron Carlson, author of A Kind of Flying and Five Skies

"Swift, surprising, funny, and in the end unexpectedly moving. I was sorry to see this book end.”
Kevin Canty, author of Winslow in Love , and Into the Great Wide Open