The Resource The Accomplished Guest, Ann Beattie, (electronic resource)

The Accomplished Guest, Ann Beattie, (electronic resource)

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The Accomplished Guest
Title
The Accomplished Guest
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Ann Beattie
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eng
Summary
A magnificent new collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie?featuring recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections. Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie's astutely observed new collection explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging. One theme of The Accomplished Guest is people paying visits or receiving visitors, traveling to see old friends, the joys and tolls of hosting company (and of being hosted). The occasion might be a wedding, a birthday, a reunion, an annual Christmas party, or another opportunity to gather and attempt to bond with biological relatives or chosen families. In some stories, as in life, what begins as a benign social event becomes a situation played for high stakes. The stories in The Accomplished Guest are marked by an undercurrent of loss and an unexpected element of violence, with Beattie's signature mordant humor woven throughout. Some characters provide welcome diversions, others are uninvited interruptions, all are indelibly drawn by the endlessly amusing and accomplished Ann Beattie. Beattie's debut collection Distortions was published forty years ago, but her writing is as fresh, funny, and relevant as ever. She is "a national treasure, the author of short stories that will endure and continue to inspire" (Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review )
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Beattie, Ann
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  • Zackman, Gabra
  • Roy, Jacques
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Humor (Fiction)
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The Accomplished Guest, Ann Beattie, (electronic resource)
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online
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Label
The Accomplished Guest, Ann Beattie, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHQAAAA2I/products/f60f4036-e1b4-4381-8908-ce33080f640c
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
F60F4036-E1B4-4381-8908-CE33080F640C
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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