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Calamity and Other Stories

(2005)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Twelve luminous stories alive with friendship and secrets introduce a remarkable writer. Daphne Kalotay's characters confront regrets and unrealized hopes in tales tinged with gentle humor. A newly independent woman finds herself in bed with an ex-husband of long ago. A little girl gets a surprising glimpse into adulthood when she catches her mother in a moment of uninhibited pleasure. A thirteen-year-old boy contends with the unwanted attentions of a younger girl. And for two older women, a tie formed in their youth sustains them through varied twists of fate. These are dazzling intertwined tales of love, failure, and the comedy of human relationships.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Few writers I know speak... with such clear-eyed compassion, such quiet humor and grace." - Jhumpa Lahiri


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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Calamity and Other Stories
Author(s): Daphne Kalotay
ISBN: 0-385-51358-5 / 978-0-385-51358-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Calamity and Other Stories
Author(s): Daphne Kalotay
ISBN: 1-4000-7848-2 / 978-1-4000-7848-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Calamity and Other Stories
Author(s): Daphne Kalotay
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