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Nine Inches: Stories

Nine Inches: Stories

ISBN: 1250034701

Title: Nine Inches: Stories

Author: Tom Perrotta

KDL Description:

Nine Inches 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 connecting 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.

Amazon Description:

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.