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The State We\'re In

The State We're In

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
"Ann Beattie at her most magnificent... Her first new collection in ten years...These tales explore the range of emotional states the author is famous for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, regret. It's nice to hear her voice again" (People).

"A peerless, contemplative page-turner" (Vanity Fair), The State We're In is about how we live in the places we have chosen - or been chosen by. It's about the stories we tell our families, our friends, and ourselves, the truths we may or may not see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and where we look for love.

Many of these stories are set in Maine, but The State We're In is about more than geographical location. Some characters have arrived in Maine by accident, others are trying to escape. The collection is woven around Jocelyn, a wry, disaffected teenager living with her aunt and uncle while attending summer school. As in life, the narratives of other characters interrupt Jocelyn's, sometimes challenging, sometimes embellishing her view.

"Ann Beattie slips into a short story as flawlessly as Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy gown: an iconic presentation, each line and fold falling into place but allowing room for surprise" (O, The Oprah Magazine). "Splendid...memorable...every page... fitted out with the blessed finery of hypnotic storytelling" (The Washington Post), these stories describe a state of mind, a manner of being. The State We'reIn explores, through women's voices, the unexpected moments and glancing epiphanies of daily life.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The State We're In: Maine Stories
Author(s): Ann Beattie
ISBN: 1-5011-0781-X / 978-1-5011-0781-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The State We're In: Maine Stories
Author(s): Ann Beattie
ISBN: 1-5011-1137-X / 978-1-5011-1137-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The State We're in: Maine Stories
Author(s): Ann Beattie
ISBN: 1-78378-291-9 / 978-1-78378-291-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The State We're In: Maine Stories
Author(s): Ann Beattie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The State We're In: Maine Stories
Author(s): Ann Beattie
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The State We're In: Maine Stories
Author(s): Ann Beattie
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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