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Listen & Other Stories (Paperback)

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I picked up this book to get a feel for the type of short stories Liam was writing.  I was about to host his event, but I didn't have time to read the whole thing.  So, I read Listen, the title story, and immediately knew that this was an amazing book.  I started at the beginning and could not put it down.  These stories are beautiful, shocking, concise, and compelling.  Each story has its own reasons to read and love, but the collection as a whole gives such a breadth of human existence and style.  I found it irresistible.  For something not being on my to-read list to being one that I feel urged to recommend is surprising to me.  Read Listen & Other Stories. -Shane's June Staff Pick, 2015

 

I picked up this book to get a feel for the type of short stories Liam was writing.  I was about to host his event, but I didn't have time to read the whole thing.  So, I read Listen, the title story, and immediately knew that this was an amazing book.  I started at the beginning and could not put it down.  These stories are beautiful, shocking, concise, and compelling.  Each story has its own reasons to read and love, but the collection as a whole gives such a breadth of human existence and style.  I found it irresistible.  For something not being on my to-read list to being one that I feel urged to recommend is surprising to me.  Read Listen & Other Stories. -Shane's June Staff Pick, 2015

 
— From Shane's Reading List

I picked up this book to get a feel for the type of short stories Liam was writing.  I was about to host his event, but I didn't have time to read the whole thing.  So, I read Listen, the title story, and immediately knew that this was an amazing book.  I started at the beginning and could not put it down.  These stories are beautiful, shocking, concise, and compelling.  Each story has its own reasons to read and love, but the collection as a whole gives such a breadth of human existence and style.  I found it irresistible.  For something not being on my to-read list to being one that I feel urged to recommend is surprising to me.  Read Listen & Other Stories.

— From Shane's Fiction Picks

Description


Listen is a book where characters ask readers to do just that: listen to their stories, especially because many aren’t the type of people who often get listened to—even though they should. These characters’ trials, missed connections, and sundry challenges are full of surprises—some good, some bad, some funny, some wise, and some all this at once. Perhaps most surprising of all, there’s tenderness here and a lot of heart—which often gets the collection’s characters into a lot of trouble.

About the Author


LIAM CALLANAN is the author of the novels The Cloud Atlas, a finalist for an Edgar Award, and All Saints, a Target Bookmarked Breakout book. A frequent public radio essayist, Liam has taught at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Born in Washington, DC, and raised in Los Angeles, he now calls Wisconsin home. He’s on the web at liamcallanan.com.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781935536543
ISBN-10: 1935536540
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 308
Language: English