Nine Inches: Stories
Nine Inches, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features ten stories—some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he’s dropping into the lives of two teachers—and their love lost and found—in “Nine Inches”, documenting the unraveling of a dad... show more
Nine Inches, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features ten stories—some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he’s dropping into the lives of two teachers—and their love lost and found—in “Nine Inches”, documenting the unraveling of a dad at a Little League game in “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face”, or gently marking the points of connection between an old woman and a benched high school football player in “Senior Season”, Perrotta writes with a sure sense of his characters and their secret longings.Nine Inches contains an elegant collection of short fiction: stories that are as assured in their depictions of characters young and old, established and unsure, as any written today.
Publish date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
, Short Story Collection
Out of the nearly sixty books I’ve read so far this year, NINE INCHES is one of the best. I believe Amazon recommended this to me based on the high review marks I left for THE LOWLAND and THE CIRCLE. My only exposure to author Tom Perrotta prior to reading NINE INCHES has been from viewing the epony...
After discovering the brilliance of Tom Perrotta at the beginning of this year I decided to make it my mission never to turn down an opportunity to read one of his books. When I saw his brand new, not even released short story collection, Nine Inches up for grabs on a Good Reads giveaway I knew that...
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Let this be a lesson to all that you should probably actually read the book jacket if you want to know what a book is about. I read the blurb “Tom Perrotta’s first true collection features ten stories” and was sold. True stories by a fa...
I enjoyed these modern and real stories of suburban strife, whether they're involving adults or teens, and whether they're about people dealing with the consequences of impulsive mistakes, or about those who are affected by other people's bad decisions. It was a quick read. I enjoy Perrotta more i...
Received this through Goodreads' First Reads giveaway! THANK YOU!I had an interest in this book after reading Perotta's 'The Leftovers' for my post-apocalyptic book club. There's nothing apocalyptic here, but Perotta's stories are all about social entropy. I actually feel that most of these stories ...