What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories by Raymond Carver


Widely considered a contemporary classic, this acclaimed short story collection jams seventeen stories into 159 pages! Written in a minimalist style reminescent of Hemingway's Nick Adams Stories, Carver manages to pack a ton of meaning (not to mention emotional jabs) into his sparse, but superb command of words. Carver explores themes of isolation, alcoholism, communication (or lack there of), rejection, marriage, divorce and love. The title story examines the differences between the excitement of new lovers and the quiet resentment of a couple together for five years. Bleak, brilliant and beautiful, Carver is a writer of immense talent and ballyhoo that is richly deserved. Check catalog for availability.

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