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Honeymoon and Other Stories

A collection of stories by

Kevin Canty is a master of the short story, a writer whose work has been compared to that of Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver, but always with the understanding that Canty's is strikingly new, cool, and real. Now in Honeymoon, after two novels, Kevin Canty returns to short fiction, his first collection since his debut A Stranger in this World, a book that was hailed as "Superb: These tautly structured stories breathe with sharp, distilled intelligence."

Honeymoonis a book about love, about lovers and would-be lovers exploring unlikely alliances, all of them toeing a certain eventful edge, a decision between rational restraint and something altogether different. In the title story, a man leaves his lover's wedding with the bride's ex-girlfriend; in "Flipper" a young escapee from "fat camp" discovers a different kind of hunger while enjoying a pregnant teen's gifts of forbidden chocolate; in "Aquarium," a thirty-eight-year old woman who claims to "follow the straight and narrow" tries to resist seducing her fifteen-year-old nephew again.

Revealing the hidden longings and quirky needs of both men and women with a tough sensitivity and deep, sometimes biting humor, Honeymoon presents a masterful writer purely at home in his form, yet continuing to push himself and his stories to their limits with enthusiasm and daring.


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Hardback Editions

April 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Honeymoon and Other Stories
Author(s): Kevin Canty
ISBN: 0-385-49161-1 / 978-0-385-49161-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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Paperback Editions

December 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Honeymoon: And Other Stories
Author(s): Kevin Canty
ISBN: 0-375-70800-6 / 978-0-375-70800-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Honeymoon and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Kevin Canty
Publisher: Vintage
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