The Peaceable Kingdom: Stories by Francine ProseThe Peaceable Kingdom: Stories by Francine Prose

The Peaceable Kingdom: Stories

byFrancine Prose

Paperback | November 26, 2013

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Eleven “impeccably crafted, painfully hilarious” tales of innocence lost and families in search of connection from the New York Times–bestselling author (San Francisco Chronicle).
 
A reluctant trophy wife on her Italian honeymoon; a young woman in love with her sister’s dead boyfriend; a lonely puppeteer flirting with the hostess of a children’s party; a teenage girl traveling to Paris with her father and, unexpectedly, his young girlfriend. Francine Prose’s characters inhabit a world of rich emotion and startling clarity, searching for connection in a world full of surprise and humor; they travel, love, break up, and start again. Even their animal companions—a gecko rescued from a wild party, a dog who bites a bride, a hamster who dies unexpectedly and sends a family on a journey to give it a proper funeral—shine with the emotional complexity and sly satire that make Prose’s work such a joy to experience.
 
In this collection, the New York Times–bestselling author and National Book Award finalist demonstrates the craft, humor, and piercing human insight that make her, in the words of Gary Shteyngart “one of a handful of truly indispensable American writers.”
 
Francine Prose is the author of sixteen novels, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel, a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writ...
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Title:The Peaceable Kingdom: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.41 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1480445460

ISBN - 13:9781480445468

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“A smartly observed, deftly written book of stories.” —The New York Times

“Prose has an amazing flair for depicting our cultural fallout.” —Chicago Tribune

“A highly talented writer [with] a marvelous ear for the inanities of contemporary dialogue.” —Publishers Weekly