This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories (Paperback)
 
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This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories (Paperback)

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    In the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author Johanna Skibsrud’s new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A young maid at a hotel in France encounters a man who asks to paint her portrait, onl......more

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In the Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning author Johanna Skibsrud’s new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A young maid at a hotel in France encounters a man who asks to paint her portrait, only later discovering that the man is someone other than who she thinks. A divorced father, fearing estrangement from his thirteen-year-old daughter, allows her to take the wheel of his car, realizing too late that he’s made a grave mistake. A Canadian girl and her French host stumble on the one story that transcends their language barrier. Youth confronted with the mutterings of old age, restlessness bounded by the muddy confines of a backyard garden, callow hope coming up against the exigencies of everyday life—these are life-defining moments that weave throughout the everyday lives of the remarkable characters in this book. Time and again they find themselves confronted with what they didn’t know they didn’t know, at the exact point of intersection between impossibility and desire. In This Will Be Difficult to Explain Skibsrud has created a series of masterful, perceptive tales.

Author:
Skibsrud, Johanna
Genre:
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
169
Language:
English
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date:
04/15/2013
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780393345926
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.3 lb
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