Days of Awe: Stories

Days of Awe: Stories

by A. M. Homes

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Overview

“With dark humor and sharp dialogue, Homes plumbs the depths of everyday American anxieties.” —Time

A razor-sharp story collection from a writer who is always "furiously good" (Zadie Smith, bestselling author of Swing Time).


With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection - exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be.

In "A Prize for Every Player," a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another - finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in "Hello Everybody" and "She Got Away," Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below.

In the nearly three decades since her seminal debut collection The Safety of Objects, Homes has been celebrated by readers and critics alike as one of our boldest and most original writers, acclaimed for her psychological accuracy and "satire so close to the truth it's terrifying" (Ali Smith). Her first book since the Women's Prize-winning May We Be Forgiven, Days of Awe is a major new addition to her body of visionary, fearless, outrageously funny work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143133261
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 301,379
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A. M. Homes is the author of the memoir The Mistress's Daughter and the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know. She lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 18, 1961

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.

Education:

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1985; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers¿ Workshop

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Table of Contents

Brother on Sunday 1

Whose Story Is It, and Why Is It Always on Her Mind? 19

Days of Awe 25

Hello Everybody 77

All Is Good Except for the Rain 105

The National Cage Bird Show 115

Your Mother Was a Fish 159

The Last Good Time 167

Be Mine 199

A Prize for Every Player 207

Omega Point 227

She Got Away 263

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