Nine Inches Stories Author:Tom Perrotta The collection features stories focusing on Tom Perrotta's familiar suburban nuclear families — 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 ... more »-- 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.« less
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