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In Envy Country

A collection of stories by

Set in Paris, California, Italy, and Spain, Joan Frank's second story collection explores the uncertainties and triumphs of women and men in and out of love and marriage, at varying ages and stages of contemporary American life. By turns wry, pained, and amused, In Envy Country investigates those small, complex truths that gain clarity with time and distance.


Praise for this book

"Joan Frank shows us ourselves. . . . Meticulously observed, with sentences that will make you stop and go back for another look." - Ehud Havazelet

"A worldly collection in all the best ways; a writer of unusual wit, sophistication, and psychological insight; reading these pages is a pleasure." - Margot Livesey

"Nothing escapes Joan Frank; her stories of not-so-innocent bystanders gleam with subtlety, intelligence, and sly wit." - Brian Morton

"These stories each have a wonderful, intimate feel. . . . Written with authority and intelligence, they are layered and subtle . . . serious, and yet take us back to the sense of discovery; reading them is fun." - Elizabeth Strout

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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: In Envy Country: Stories (Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction)
Author(s): Joan Frank
ISBN: 0-268-02888-5 / 978-0-268-02888-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA