The Peripatetic Coffin And Other Stories

Paperback | May 7, 2013

byEthan Rutherford

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The stories in The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, a collection from Ethan Rutherford, map the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.

In stories that are alternately funny, persuasive, and compelling, unforgettable characters are confronted with, and battle against, the limitations of their lives.

Rutherford’s work has been selected by Alice Sebold for inclusion in the volume of The Best American Short Stories that she edited, and also published in Ploughshares, One Story, and American Short Fiction.

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The stories in The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories, a collection from Ethan Rutherford, map the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours.In stories that are alternately funny, persuasive, and compelling, unforgettable characters are confronted with, and battle against, the lim...

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Alternately funny, menacing, and deeply empathetic, the wildly inventive stories in Ethan Rutherford's The Peripatetic Coffin mark the debut of a powerful new voice in contemporary fictionWorried about waning enrollment, the head counselor of the world's worst summer camp leads his campers on a series of increasingly dubious escapades ...

Ethan Rutherford's fiction has appeared inPloughshares,One Story,American Short Fiction, andThe Best American Short Stories. Born in Seattle, he now lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062203835

ISBN - 13:9780062203830

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men Behaving Manly Stories that might sound the same in summary illuminate the brute incompetence of men and the institutions that stand behind them. In the manner of George Saunders without stepping on his toes.
Date published: 2014-05-25

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“A confident and winning collection, every story in The Peripatetic Coffin feels necessary and true. Ethan Rutherford gets it.”