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David Means is an American writer based in Nyack, New York. His short stories have appeared in many publications, including Esquire, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Harper's. They are frequently set in the Midwest or the Rust Belt, or along the Hudson River in New York. He includes among his influences artist Edward Hopper, who is also from Nyack, New York. Contemporary Authors writes: "With Means's second collection, Assorted Fire Events: Stories, he was compared favorably to such esteemed writers as Raymond Carver and Alice Munro and praised by critics for his sharp prose." James Wood, in The London Review of Books notes that "Means' language offers an exquisitely precise and sensuous register of an often crazy American reality. Sentences gleaming with lustre are sewen through the stories. One will go a long way with a writer possessed of such skill. You can hear the influence of Flannery O'Connor in Means' prose: in the scintillating shiver of the beautiful imagery, in the lack of sentimentality, in the interest in grotesque violence, and gothic tricksterism." He is a professor of English at Vassar College.

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Total Books: 22
Instructions for a Funeral Stories
2020 - Instructions for a Funeral Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250251114
ISBN-10: 1250251117
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hystopia A Novel
2017 - Hystopia a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250118387
ISBN-10: 1250118387
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Assorted Fire Events Stories
2012 - Assorted Fire Events Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780865478879
ISBN-10: 0865478872
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Spot Stories
2011 - The Spot Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780865478510
ISBN-10: 0865478511
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Secret Goldfish
2005 - The Secret Goldfish (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780007164875
ISBN-10: 0007164874

Assorted Fire Events
2002 - Assorted Fire Events (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780007135066
ISBN-10: 0007135068
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hood and Bismarck
2002 - Hood and Bismarck (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780752220352
ISBN-10: 0752220357
Genre: History

Open City The only woman he ever left 6
2000 - Open City the Only Woman He Ever Left 6 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781890447175
ISBN-10: 189044717X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Quick Kiss of Redemption and Other Stories  Other Stories
1991 - A Quick Kiss of Redemption and Other Stories Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780688094591
ISBN-10: 0688094597
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Secret Goldfish
Secret Goldfish (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780007164882
ISBN-10: 0007164882

Coitus Storys
Coitus Storys (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783832178697
ISBN-10: 3832178694