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    DescriptionThe "New Yorker" magazine named Matt Klam one of the twenty best young writers in America, and the seven stories that comprise Sam the Cat are all the proof we need. Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matt Klam loves his characters but spares them nothing: the swaggering womanizer Sam falls in love with a woman across a crowded room who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be not quite what he expected; a self-doubting young professional attends the posh wedding of his successful friend and delivers a disastrous toast; the chicken one man's girlfriend is preparing for dinner comes to embody the darkly corrosive element in their relationship. These stories crackle with humor, intelligence and style and add up to an outrageously funny, unforgettable debut.


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    Title
    Sam the Cat
    Subtitle
    And Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Klam
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 195 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375726613
    ISBN 10: 0375726616
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN, SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Publisher
    Vintage Books
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Author Information
    Matthew Klam lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife. In 1999 he was named one of the twenty best young fiction writers in America by "The New Yorker." He is an O. Henry Award winner. His nonfiction has been featured in such places as "Harper's" and "The New York Times Magazine." "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "A riveting, honest and unvarnished voice that sounds like no one else's."-"Los Angeles Times ""Repeatedly nails the fragile braggadocio of the modern American male.... Each story takes on a memorable life of its own, thanks to Klam's...ability to find the perfect word or phrase."-"San Francisco Chronicle ""A knockout. [Klam] seems to have tapped right into the heads of certain men, none of whom you want courting your daughter."-"Portland Oregonian"
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    The "New Yorker magazine named Matt Klam one of the twenty best young writers in America, and the seven stories that comprise Sam the Cat are all the proof we need. Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matt Klam loves his characters but spares them nothing: the swaggering womanizer Sam falls in love with a woman across a crowded room who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be not quite what he expected; a self-doubting young professional attends the posh wedding of his successful friend and delivers a disastrous toast; the chicken one man's girlfriend is preparing for dinner comes to embody the darkly corrosive element in their relationship. These stories crackle with humor, intelligence and style and add up to an outrageously funny, unforgettable debut.