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Publisher's Summary

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story and instantly became both the recognized master of the form and one of our best-loved fiction writers. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time.
©1991 Tess Gallagher (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharey on 04-24-18

Yes!

I rather enjoyed these stories. Albeit short stories are usually frustrating because they lead you in then desert you in a foreign landscape, I think the title of the book was true to the theme and absolved some of the guilt of the inherent abandonment. Yeah, I liked them, and the narrator as well.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jeff on 10-05-17

I guess I don't get Carver

I felt most of his stories stopped short of having a point. Narration wasn't great

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