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If a Stranger Approaches

(If a Stranger Approaches You)
A collection of stories by

Fifteen "alarming and gorgeous" stories from the National Book Critics Circle Award - winning author about the quiet terrors of American life (The Boston Globe).

Laura Kasischke, national bestselling author of The Life Before Her Eyes and White Bird in a Blizzard, both adapted for film, looks behind the quietude of domesticity to find the "strange and unexpected and sometimes extraordinary" in this collection of stories that "defies simple definition" (Booklist).

In "Mona," a mother violates her daughter's privacy certain she's hiding a dreadful secret. In "You're Going to Die," a girl delights in the cruel power she has over her ailing father. In "Search Continues for Elderly Man," a little boy's invitation for a lonely old neighbor to come out and play takes a shocking turn. In "Our Father," children camouflage their sleeping dad in dirty rags to protect him. But from what?; and in the title story, a woman agrees to carry a package aboard a plane for a stranger despite - or perhaps, because of - her fantasizes about potential disaster.

Populated by people coming to terms with a life that is just a little bit off - after there is a tiny mummified heart in a dresser drawer of a suburban home, If a Stranger Approaches You is "an important addition to [Kasischeke's] own body of work and to the contemporary literature of end times" - NPR Books

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: If a Stranger Approaches You: Stories
Author(s): Laura Kasischke
ISBN: 1-936747-49-9 / 978-1-936747-49-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: If a Stranger Approaches You
Author(s): Laura Kasischke
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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