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Thunderstruck and Other Stories (2014)

Tekijä: Elizabeth McCracken

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Fiction. Literature. Short Stories. HTML:WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post  San Francisco Chronicle O: The Oprah Magazine The Miami Herald Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more.
From the author of the beloved novel The Giants Housefinalist for the National Book Awardcomes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCrackens fiction to be hailed as exquisite (The New York Times Book Review), funny and heartbreaking (The Boston Globe), and a true marvel (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In Property, selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlords possessions. In Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey, the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston, the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughters risky behavior.
 
In Elizabeth McCrackens universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joyan unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accentthat remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers.
 
Praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories
 
Restorative, unforgettable . . . a powerful testament to the scratchy humor and warm intelligence of McCrackens writing.Sylvia Brownrigg, The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)
[A] bewitching and wise collection . . . playful, even joyful.O: The Oprah Magazine
 
Stunningly beautiful . . . brilliantly moving . . . Moments of joy and pure magic flicker and pitch-perfect humor acts as a furtive SOS signal through the fog of loss.Los Angeles Times
Each of Thunderstrucks nine stories is a storm: delightful and destructive, packed with electricity, fascinating to watch unfold.Salon
 
The stories here are brilliant, funny and heartbreaking. . . . Elizabeth McCracken is a national treasure.Paul Harding, The Wall Street Journal
 
Pure delight: one lyrical, impeccably constructed sentence after another.Chicago Tribune
 
Beautifully wrought . . . As painstaking as a watchmaker, McCracken disassembles...
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I have a hard time reading short story collections because I always want to stay longer in a story once I get to know the characters. It feels like each one is over too soon, and then it's hard to switch gears and move on to the next one. Elizabeth McCracken handles her stories so expertly in Thunderstruck though, that their integrity as distinct, complete works is unassailable, and I could not beg her for a page or sentence more for any of them. She writes exactly as much (or as little) as she needs to to convey the poignancy of her characters' human foibles and the stark pain of their losses. After the first couple of stories I knew I was in good hands, and trusted her to lead the way down the path of each new narrative. Really well done. ( )
  CaitlinMcC | Jul 11, 2021 |
A deft return to short stories from one of my favorites. McCracken's surprising and perfect metaphors stud sure-footed paragraphs. Though generally darker and occasionally less resolved than her previous work, the effect here is the small thrill that things may end badly or abruptly for any of the characters. ( )
  Eoin | Jun 3, 2019 |
Beautiful and engaging stories. I honestly wished nearly all of them to be a novel. ( )
  Katie_Roscher | Jan 18, 2019 |
I was one of the lucky winners to get this as a Goodreads Giveaway. This is a wonderful collection. McCracken is a master storyteller with razor-sharp sentences. These stories are all devastating--murder, missing persons, dead or dying loved ones, injured children, grief, mourning, loss--but McCracken's unsentimental sense of humor combined with with an all-encompassing empathy for all of her characters, whether admirable or self-centered, lift these stories above what might sound from their descriptions like dreary plots. There's not a bad story in the book, but my favorites are "Property," "The Lost and Found Department of Greater Boston," and the title story. But then after saying that, I want to add "Hungry," "Something Amazing, "Some Terpsichore," and "Juliet." I could quote numerous sentences from these stories that made me gasp or laugh out loud, but to do so would spoil the adventure of encountering them for yourself.

These stories put their characters and readers through the ringer with their sudden jolts of perspective and insight, with their depth of feeling. No easy answers or tidy endings here. And that's as it should be. ( )
  wyattbonikowski | Jan 12, 2017 |
Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken is a very highly recommended collection of nine short stories. Oh my goodness - read this exquisitely crafted collection!

McCracken’s short stories in this collection include:
Something Amazing - one mother grieves the loss of her daughter years before while another has two delinquent sons
Property - a man moves into a rented house thinking it was furnished with the owner's discarded possessions.
Some Terpsichore - an abusive former lover is recalled with nostalgia and pain.
Juliet - librarians react to the murder of one of their patrons
The House of Two Three-Legged Dogs - a man learns his son has broken his trust
Hungry - a woman cares for her granddaughter while her son lies in the hospital
The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston - deals with how a memory can be viewed differently by different people
Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey - a dying man visits a former friend
Thunderstruck - a father and mother struggle to be good parents for their daughter only to then have to deal with the brain injury resulting from her actions

All of the stories feature a slightly oblique point-of-view, as if the normal world is just ever-so-subtly tilted but enough to change perceptions into a reality that seems far removed from the ordinary. McCracken's extraordinary writing ability helps propel the stories forward even as they seem off kilter with life's ironies. She manages to capture despair, tenderness, outrage, and hopefulness, with her keen insight into human behavior and emotions. Everyone is coping with something with various degrees of success, while memory plays tricks on more than one character in this volume.

Some of these short stories were previously published in Granta, Ploughshares, Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Pushcart Prize, and The Best American Stories.


Disclosure: My Kindle edition was courtesy of Random House for review purposes.
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  SheTreadsSoftly | Mar 21, 2016 |
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Fiction. Literature. Short Stories. HTML:WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post  San Francisco Chronicle O: The Oprah Magazine The Miami Herald Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more.
From the author of the beloved novel The Giants Housefinalist for the National Book Awardcomes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCrackens fiction to be hailed as exquisite (The New York Times Book Review), funny and heartbreaking (The Boston Globe), and a true marvel (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In Property, selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlords possessions. In Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey, the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston, the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughters risky behavior.
 
In Elizabeth McCrackens universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joyan unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accentthat remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers.
 
Praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories
 
Restorative, unforgettable . . . a powerful testament to the scratchy humor and warm intelligence of McCrackens writing.Sylvia Brownrigg, The New York Times Book Review (Editors Choice)
[A] bewitching and wise collection . . . playful, even joyful.O: The Oprah Magazine
 
Stunningly beautiful . . . brilliantly moving . . . Moments of joy and pure magic flicker and pitch-perfect humor acts as a furtive SOS signal through the fog of loss.Los Angeles Times
Each of Thunderstrucks nine stories is a storm: delightful and destructive, packed with electricity, fascinating to watch unfold.Salon
 
The stories here are brilliant, funny and heartbreaking. . . . Elizabeth McCracken is a national treasure.Paul Harding, The Wall Street Journal
 
Pure delight: one lyrical, impeccably constructed sentence after another.Chicago Tribune
 
Beautifully wrought . . . As painstaking as a watchmaker, McCracken disassembles...

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