Fast Lanes

Fast Lanes

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Five stories deal with a young girl suffering from mental illness, a punk-rock musician, an expectant mother, a couple driving across the U.S., and an old woman's secret obsessionshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 148 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525245154
  • 9780525245155

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"Ms. Phillips's ear is almost unerring.... As ever, whe writes beautifully, capturing elusive moods with startling images and scenes."  -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Jayne Anne Phillips is the best short story writer since Eudora Welty."  -Nadine Gordimer "A brilliant writer, utterly original and with an astonishing range." --Ian McEwanshow more

About Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She is the author of three novels, MotherKind (2000), Shelter (1994) and Machine Dreams (1984), and two collections of widely anthologized stories, Fast Lanes (1987) and Black Tickets (1979). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bunting Fellowship. She has been awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction (1980) and an Academy Award in Literature (1997) by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, and has appeared in Granta, Harper’s, DoubleTake, and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. Her new novel, Lark and Termite, is forthcoming from Knopf.show more

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161 ratings
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5 27% (43)
4 45% (72)
3 22% (36)
2 5% (8)
1 1% (2)
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