The Reasons I Won't Be Coming

The Reasons I Won't Be Coming

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The stories in this collection explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students, and murderers. They tell of corporate betrayals and lost opportunities, and of the obsessions, hopes, fears, and vagaries of desire.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 131 x 203 x 23mm | 272g
  • Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1594482233
  • 9781594482236
  • 207,774

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Invigorating stories...enlived by Perlman's intelligence, verbal engergy, and mischevious wit. - Entertainment Weekly
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking...Stunning...Brilliant. - Newsday
Fans of Perlman's grapplings with both the minutiae and the sweeping 'big questions' of modern life won't be disappointed. - Elle
Perlman writes fiction with muscle. - People
The nine tales here don't just suggest an emerging voice, they show it well developed, stretching and flexing...Marvelously realized, evocative and utterly original. - New York Post
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About Elliot Perlman

Elliot Perlman was born in Australia. He is the author of the short-story collection The Reasons I Won't Be Coming, which won the Betty Trask Award (UK) and the Fellowship of Australian Writers Book of the Year Award. Riverhead Books will publish this collection in 2005.
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968 ratings
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