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The Spot

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The Spot is an old blacksmith shed in which a gang of men tweeze apart the intricacies of a botched bank robbery.

The Spot is a place deep in Riverside Park, along the Hudson River, where two lovers walk with a keen sense that their adultery is about to come to an end.

The Spot is at the bottom of Niagara Falls, where the body of a young girl floats as if caught in the tangled currents of her own tragic story.

The Spot lies in the eardrum of a madman plagued by a noisy upstairs neighbor on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The Spot is a place in a young father's mind where love, fear, and responsibility merge in the struggle with his son's potentially devastating diagnosis.

The Spot is in a dusty encampment in Nebraska where a gang of inept radicals plot a revolution.

The Spot is a Depression-era rail junction in Michigan where a young hobo spins the story of his return to a place that reminds him of home.

The Spot is in Oklahoma City, where two homeless girls move amid a memorial of outdoor stone chairs, sitting down and standing up, leaving impressions in the snow on the dark stone seats.

The Spot is the new book by the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of Assorted Fire Events, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Secret Goldfish.

The Spot is a collection of stories by an author who, according to The New York Times, 'stands among our most gifted younger writers,' a writer whose language, in the words of James Wood, 'offers an exquisitely precise and sensuous register of an often crazy American reality.'


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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Spot: Stories
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-86547-912-7 / 978-0-86547-912-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spot: Stories
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-86547-851-1 / 978-0-86547-851-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Spot
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-571-25133-1 / 978-0-571-25133-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Spot
Author(s): David Means
ISBN: 0-374-97530-2 / 978-0-374-97530-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Spot
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Spot: Stories
Author(s): David Means
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA