The Coast of Chicago: Stories by Stuart DybekThe Coast of Chicago: Stories by Stuart Dybek

The Coast of Chicago: Stories

byStuart Dybek

Paperback | April 3, 2004

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The stolid landscape of Chicago suddenly turns dreamlike and otherworldly in Stuart Dybek's classic story collection. A child's collection of bottle caps becomes the tombstones of a graveyard. A lowly rightfielder's inexplicable death turns him into a martyr to baseball. Strains of Chopin floating down the tenement airshaft are transformed into a mysterious anthem of loss. Combining homely detail and heartbreakingly familiar voices with grand leaps of imagination, The Coast of Chicago is a masterpiece from one of America's most highly regarded writers.

Stuart Dybek is the award-winning author of Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, I Sailed with Magellan, and Brass Knuckles, a volume of poetry. A professor of English at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo.
Title:The Coast of Chicago: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.26 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:April 3, 2004Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312424256

ISBN - 13:9780312424251

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Editorial Reviews

"Has claim to comparison with Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and Joyce's Dubliners. . .Dybek's energetic prose produces dazzling effects." -Chicago Sun-Times"Moving and real and often brilliantly ambitious." -Los Angeles Times"A fictional world that is both ordinary and amazing." -The New York Times"Irresistible...Mr. Dreiser, Mr. Farrell, Mr. Bellow, Mr. Algren, please say hello to Stuart Dybek. He's one of yours." -The Village Voice"Establishes [Dybek] not merely as a talent but as a magician comparable to Eudora Welty and Joy Williams." -Chicago Tribune"Tender and unforgiving...No matter where you grew up, after reading these stories you'll have found the coast of Chicago" -San Francisco Chronicle