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Fruit of the Month

Fruit of the Month

(1988)
A collection of stories by

 
This fine debut of twelve stories explores a topography of the interior, probing the thoughts, motivations, and little-understood impulses behind moments of aggression, jealousy, and loneliness. Turning her eye on the academic landscape as well as the workaday world, Frucht keenly observes people forging friendships, groping for greater self-understanding, and attempting to find meaning in their lives and loves.

Whether writing about a couple trying to conceive a much-wanted child or a lonely husband mourning the changing political attitudes of his wife, Frucht brings her characters and their lives into memorable focus. She builds a fictional world that resonates with the immediate and the familiar.

Although many books of contemporary fiction document the ways people often fail to communicate, the essential quality of Abby Frucht's characters is that they do communicate - connect - and gain part of what they want from life as a result. These stories are never about despair without also being about hope. They speak to each other as playfully and accidentally as memories do.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: Fruit of the Month (Iowa Short Fiction Award)
Author(s): Abby Frucht
ISBN: 0-87745-175-3 / 978-0-87745-175-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Iowa Press
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Paperback Editions

April 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: Fruit of the Month (The Graywolf Short Fiction Series)
Author(s): Abby Frucht
ISBN: 1-55597-145-8 / 978-1-55597-145-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Pr
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Fruit of the Month
Author(s): Abby Frucht
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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