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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

(2003)
A collection of stories by

 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)

"ZZ Packer's stories amuse, move, touch - and bite. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a first-rate collection."
John Barth


"The kind of brilliance for narrative that should make her peers envious and her readers very, very grateful. "
Zadie Smith


In her debut Packer dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. The title story describes a Yale freshman's alienation as a black, motherless loner trying to come to terms with her radically unfamiliar surroundings, while 'Speaking in Tongues' follows 14-year-old church girl Tia as she runs away to the big city in search of the mother who abandoned her.

Teeming with life, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a collection that explores what it is to be human. Never neatly resolved, these provocative and unforgettable stories resonate with honesty and wry humour and introduce us to a major new talent.

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Used availability for Z Z Packer's Drinking Coffee Elsewhere


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
ISBN: 1-4352-9004-6 / 978-1-4352-9004-4 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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February 2004 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Z Z Packer
ISBN: 1-4176-7601-9 / 978-1-4176-7601-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Today Show Book Club #11)
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-57322-262-3 / 978-1-57322-262-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Availability: Amazon   

February 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
ISBN: 1-57322-234-8 / 978-1-57322-234-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2004 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-84195-478-0 / 978-1-84195-478-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-57322-378-6 / 978-1-57322-378-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 0-9657025-7-X / 978-0-9657025-7-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

June 2008 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2003 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-56511-759-X / 978-1-56511-759-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2004 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   


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