Dead Boys: Stories
Publish date: August 14th 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
It's a short story collection, set mostly in the L.A. area. Men are the protagonists - down-on-their-luck men, flawed men, struggling men. There are women too - women who care and women who won't, women who have it together and women who don't. It's L.A. without the glamor, love without the romance....
Lange's getting a lot of praise, much of it drawing positive comparisons with Denis Johnson, among others--and I think it's a strong first collection, yet those comparisons dampened my enthusiasm after I got some ways in. I entered expecting some kind of gee-wow reframing of the short story, and in...
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