Reply All: Stories

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Reply All, the third collection of award-winning and widely anthologized short stories by Robin Hemley, takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception. A father accepts, without question, the many duplicate saint relics that appear in front of his cave everyday; a translator tricks Magellan by falsely translating a local chief's words of welcome; an apple salesman a long way from home thinks he's fallen in love; a search committee believes in its own nobility by hiring a minority writer; a cheating couple broadcast their affair to an entire listserv; a talk show host interviews the dead and hopes to learn their secrets. The ways in which humans fool themselves are infinite, and while these stories illustrate this sad fact in sometimes excruciating detail, the aim is not to skewer the misdirected, but to commiserate with them and blush in recognition.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780253001801
BY (AUTHOR) Hemley, Robin
PUBLISHER : Indiana University Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 23, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Indiana University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Professional & Vocational
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 127 mm
WEIGHT : 227 g
SERIES : Break Away Books

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION :
Reply All, the third collection of award-winning and widely anthologized short stories by Robin Hemley, takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception. A father accepts, without question, the many duplicate saint relics that appear in front of his cave everyday; a translator tricks Magellan by falsely translating a local chief's words of welcome; an apple salesman a long way from home thinks he's fallen in love; a search committee believes in its own nobility by hiring a minority writer; a cheating couple broadcast their affair to an entire listserv; a talk show host interviews the dead and hopes to learn their secrets. The ways in which humans fool themselves are infinite, and while these stories illustrate this sad fact in sometimes excruciating detail, the aim is not to skewer the misdirected, but to commiserate with them and blush in recognition.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780253001801
BY (AUTHOR) Hemley, Robin
PUBLISHER : Indiana University Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 23, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Indiana University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Professional & Vocational
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 127 mm
WEIGHT : 227 g
SERIES : Break Away Books

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items