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Drastic

Drastic

(2002)
A collection of stories by

 
Meet the college graduate working in a whole body-donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a middle-aged woman who becomes a stand-in talk-show guest; unlikely friends who meet in a domestic violence shelter; a young girl and the father who stole her away to escape his wife's mental illness; a graduate student from a suburban family who believes her physical connection to the world is deteriorating. Maud Casey -- author of The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book -- explores how we survive modern crises of loss and love through the lives of emotional and geographic nomads. Each flirts with madness and self-destruction while reaching toward life. These simple gestures of optimism and vitality, gorgeously rendered, make drastic an unforgettable collection.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Drastic: Stories
Author(s): Maud Casey
ISBN: 0-688-17696-8 / 978-0-688-17696-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

July 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Drastic: Stories
Author(s): Maud Casey
ISBN: 0-06-051255-5 / 978-0-06-051255-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Drastic: Stories
Author(s): Maud Casey
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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