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Search Party

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
In the epigraph to this volume, Penelope Fitzgerald tells us, "If a story begins with finding, it must end with searching". And so we discover each story here to follow the arc of a search, just as each also contains a rescue. What is immediately apparent is that it will be impossible to guess the form this rescue will take or even who it is who'll require it.

Instead the astonishingly talented Valerie Trueblood has imbued each story with its own depth and mystery, so rescue comes as a surprise to the listener, who is in intimate sympathy for the soul in extremity. And these are diverse characters whose fates, in lesser hands, might be thought of as hopeless: the fired cop turned security guard, the stolid 19-year-old nurses' aide who will not be going to art school, the cynical radio producer who is dying of breast cancer and on a plane on her way to Lourdes.

In these 13 stories, linked by a common transcendent human genius, the writing is confident, clear, original, and often drop-dead stunning - as if the stories are being told by the most casually eloquent among us.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Search Party: Stories of Rescue
Author(s): Valerie Trueblood
ISBN: 1-61902-149-8 / 978-1-61902-149-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Search Party
Author(s): Valerie Trueblood
ISBN: 1-5226-9082-4 / 978-1-5226-9082-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Search Party: Stories of Rescue
Author(s): Valerie Trueblood
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Search Party: Stories of Rescue
Author(s): Valerie Trueblood
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Search Party: Stories of Rescue
Author(s): Valerie Trueblood
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Search Party: Stories of Rescue
Author(s): Valerie Trueblood
Publisher: Counterpoint
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