The Stories of David Leavitt
This is a complete collection of moving, elegant and often witty short stories from one of America's most respected writers. Here, David Leavitt covers a range of challenging themes such as illness, grief and betrayal with his inimitable graceful touch. He takes the reader from Switzerland to San Francisco, and from a young man's attempt to contract the HIV virus to American tourists being startled by the local conventions in Italy. Bringing together "Family Dancing" (a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize), "A Place I've Never Been" and "The Marble Quilt", this edition affirms David Leavitt's mastery of the short-story form.
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- Paperback | 544 pages
- 129 x 198 x 34mm | 426g
- 03 Oct 2005
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'Leavitt's stories show great talent, and many a writer would be grateful to have written them' New York Times Book Review 'Leavitt ranks among the best short-story writers working today' Houston Post 'The emotionally engaging stories in this collection merit several readings and re-readings' Boston Globe 'Remarkably gifted' Washington Post
About David Leavitt
David Leavitt is the author of several novels including The Lost Language of Cranes and The Body of Jonah Boyd, three story collections and Florence, A Delicate Case, from Bloomsbury's series The Writer and the City. He lives in Gainesville and teaches at the University of Florida.