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Stay Up With Me

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 

"Tom Barbash's wise and bittersweet stories map the gulfs between us, and the unexpected connections."
David Mitchell


The stories in Tom Barbash's wondrous and evocative collection explore the myriad ways we try to connect with one another and with the sometimes cruel world around us. The newly single mother in "The Break" interferes in her son's love life over his Christmas vacation from college. The anxious young man in "Balloon Night" persists in hosting his and his wife's annual watch-the-Macy's-Thanksgiving-Day-Parade-floats-be-inflated party while trying to keep the myth of his marriage equally afloat. "Somebody's Son" tells the story of a young man guiltily conning an elderly couple out of their home in the Adirondacks, and the narrator in "The Women" watches his widowed father become the toast of Manhattan's midlife dating scene, as he struggles to find his own footing in life.

The characters in Stay Up with Me find new truths when the old ones have given out or shifted course. In the tradition of classic story writers like John Cheever and Tobias Wolff, Barbash laces his narratives with sharp humor, psychological acuity, and pathos, creating deeply resonant and engaging stories that pierce the heart and linger in the imagination.

 
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Used availability for Tom Barbash's Stay Up With Me


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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 1-4711-2842-3 / 978-1-4711-2842-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 0-06-225812-5 / 978-0-06-225812-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2013 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 1-4434-2031-X / 978-1-4434-2031-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 1-4711-2844-X / 978-1-4711-2844-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 1-4434-2032-8 / 978-1-4434-2032-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me: Stories
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 0-06-225813-3 / 978-0-06-225813-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Stay Up With Me Tr
Author(s): Tom Barbash
ISBN: 1-4711-2843-1 / 978-1-4711-2843-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me
Author(s): Tom Barbash
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2013 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Stay Up With Me: Stories
Author(s): Tom Barbash
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   


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