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You Are Not a Stranger Here

(2002)
A collection of stories by

 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The publication of 'Notes to My Biographer,' in Zoetrope: All-Story magazine introduced readers to the remarkable voice of Adam Haslett. Nominated as part of a National Magazine Award, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at venues across the country, the story brought the author widespread recognition.

Now, in his first book, Adam Haslett gives us nine richly varied stories, each suffused with intense emotion and written in a lyric prose alternatively lush and spare. You Are Not a Stranger Here carries its readers into the hearts and minds of people facing life's most profound dilemmas. We meet an aging inventor still burning with ideas as he makes a final visit to his gay son. A psychiatrist's encounter with a reluctant patient reveals a young doctor's own needs and fears. An orphaned boy finds solace in a classmate's violence. The return of an old lover disturbs the peace between a brother and sister who have lived together for decades.

In settings that range from New England to Great Britain, from Los Angeles to the American West, the stories in this book treat what Faulkner called the old verities and truths of the heart: love and honor, pity and pride, compassion and sacrifice. They do so with heartbreaking precision and an often generous humor, drawing us past the surface of characters' lives into the moments of decision and recognition that shape them irrevocably. Together these stories constitute a significant achievement by a powerful new writer.

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Hardback Editions

August 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: You Are Not a Stranger Here
Author(s): Adam Haslett
ISBN: 0-385-50952-9 / 978-0-385-50952-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese, Doubleday
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: You Are Not a Stranger Here
Author(s): Adam Haslett
ISBN: 0-385-50167-6 / 978-0-385-50167-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: You Are Not A Stranger Here?
Author(s): Adam Haslett
ISBN: 0-09-944364-3 / 978-0-09-944364-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories
Author(s): Adam Haslett
ISBN: 0-385-72072-6 / 978-0-385-72072-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: You Are Not A Stranger Here?
Author(s): Adam Haslett
ISBN: 0-224-06915-2 / 978-0-224-06915-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: You Are Not a Stranger Here Edition: first
Author(s): Adam Haslett
ISBN: 0-9650661-1-8 / 978-0-9650661-1-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday/Random House
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories
Author(s): Adam Haslett
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: You Are Not A Stranger Here?
Author(s): Adam Haslett
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2003 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories
Author(s): Adam Haslett
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon CA   


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