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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

(2003)
A collection of stories by

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

"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


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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)
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February 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 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)
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Today Show Book Club #11)
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-57322-262-3 / 978-1-57322-262-4 (USA edition)
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
ISBN: 1-57322-234-8 / 978-1-57322-234-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-84195-478-0 / 978-1-84195-478-3 (UK edition)
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-57322-378-6 / 978-1-57322-378-2 (USA edition)
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 0-9657025-7-X / 978-0-9657025-7-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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Audio Editions

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): Z Z Packer
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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March 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
ISBN: 1-56511-759-X / 978-1-56511-759-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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February 2004 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Author(s): ZZ Packer
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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