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Three Thousand Dollars

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Eleven sparkling stories of family, love, and art from New York Times-bestselling author David Lipsky My mother doesn't know that... Weiterlesen
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Eleven sparkling stories of family, love, and art from New York Times-bestselling author David Lipsky My mother doesn't know that I owe my father three thousand dollars. From the opening line of the acclaimed title story-a Best American Short Stories selection that first appeared in the New Yorker-to the tender last scene of "Springs, 1977," this pitch-perfect collection explores the unsteady terrain of early adulthood and the complex legacy of family. Self-aware, creatively ambitious, and just privileged enough to be acutely aware of all that they lack, Lipsky's characters are as real and unforgettable as the dilemmas they face-some of their own making, some that the world has thrust on them. In "Relativity," a college junior transfers to the Ivy League in order to please his mother and make new friends; he quickly realizes the fault in his logic. In "Colonists," a nervous young author searches for her muse at a New Hampshire writers' retreat attended by a priest who pens erotic poetry and a composer working on a comic opera about the Alger Hiss trial. " 'Shh,' " the genesis of Lipsky's highly praised novel The Art Fair, is the story of a dutiful son trying to shield his artist mother from the agony of her latest rejection. Witty, heartbreaking, and wise, the stories in Three Thousand Dollars are a testament to David Lipsky's exceptional talent and to the power of short fiction to transform the smallest of moments into the greatest of truths.


  • Cover Page
  • Three Thousand Dollars
  • Lights
  • "Shh"
  • Near Edgartown
  • Relativity
  • Answers
  • Colonists
  • World of Airplanes
  • Garden
  • March 1, 1987
  • Springs, 1977
  • About the Author
  • Copyright Page


Titel: Three Thousand Dollars
Untertitel: Stories
EAN: 9781497663350
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Open Road Media
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 210
Veröffentlichung: 26.08.2014