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What I Didn't See

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
In her moving and elegant new collection, New York Times bestseller Karen Joy Fowler writes about John Wilkes Booth's younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult, and a pair of twins, and she digs into our past, present, and future in the quiet, witty, and incisive way only she can.

The sinister and the magical are always lurking just below the surface: for a mother who invents a fairy-tale world for her son in "Halfway People"; for Edwin Booth in "Edwin's Ghost," haunted by his fame as "America's Hamlet" and his brother's terrible actions; for Norah, a rebellious teenager facing torture in "The Pelican Bar" as she confronts Mama Strong, the sadistic boss of a rehabilitation facility; for the narrator recounting her descent in "What I Didn't See."

With clear and insightful prose, Fowler's stories measure the human capacities for hope and despair, brutality and kindness. This collection, which includes two Nebula Award winners, is sure to delight readers, even as it pulls the rug out from underneath them.

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"No contemporary writer creates characters more appealing, or examines them with greater acuity and forgiveness." - Michael Chabon


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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: What I Didn't See: and Other Stories
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-931520-68-2 / 978-1-931520-68-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: What I Didn't See
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 1-931520-48-8 / 978-1-931520-48-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What I Didn't See: Stories
Author(s): Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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