In the Absence of Angels: Stories by Hortense Calisher

In the Absence of Angels: Stories

byHortense Calisher

Kobo ebook | September 17, 2013

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The debut short story collection that launched the career of one of the twentieth century’s most vivid writers, featuring the celebrated tale “In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks”

In this captivating collection of fifteen short stories, many of which first appeared in the New Yorker, Hortense Calisher’s lyrical prose captures the quotidian lives of individuals dealing with alienation, loneliness, and assimilation. Highly influenced by her own New York upbringing, Calisher brings an all-knowing and compassionate verve to these intimate stories.

The opening piece, “In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks,” is an elegantly constructed tale of a man who becomes particularly introspective after dropping his loving but alcoholic mother off at a sanitarium. In “Heartburn,” Calisher deftly sketches a time and place through portraits of watering holes that resemble their own camaraderie-filled communities. The unforgettable title story captures the end of a love affair.

With her distinctive language and psychological clarity, Calisher meticulously builds truths through her characters and their understandings.  

Title:In the Absence of Angels: StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:148043891X

ISBN - 13:9781480438910

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