We're in Trouble

We're in Trouble : Stories

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Each of the seven stories in this debut collection shows love staring at the face of death - an encounter that elicits either the best or the worst in these unforgettable characters."We're in Trouble," a suite of three stories, introduces this collection's theme: A boy tempts his dog too far in a game of fetch, a couple confronts the consequences of having a baby, and a terminally ill husband asks his beloved wife to help him end his misery.With the complexity, depth, and narrative drive of a novel, these stories show love darkening and persevering as it is tried by the cold fact of death. Two troubled young people on a spontaneous romantic weekend are trapped by a fierce snowstorm in an unheated cabin in "Abandon." A father and a boy who may or may not be his estranged son drive through the night in "Cross County." A woman who married a man because of his heroism confronts the limits of her affections in "A Single Awe."From a wife waiting for news of her husband's latest death-defying climb in "Solos," to a young musician's all-night vigil after his best friends' sudden deaths leave him the guardian of their three-year-old son in "In the Event," to a sheriff thrown into turmoil after his close friend enacts a horrifying murder-suicide in "All Through the House," Christopher Coake makes us feel the truth of his characters' lives and transforms it into cathartic art.
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  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 140 x 204 x 32mm | 408.24g
  • English
  • 0151010943
  • 9780151010943

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