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By the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner of THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON - for fans of Americal literary fiction, especially Junot Diaz, Jonathan Franzen, Ben Lerner and Karen Jay Fowler.
These brand new stories from Johnson are typically comic and tender, absurd and totally universal. In post-Katrina Louisiana, a young man and his new girlfriend search for the mother of his son. In California, a computer-programmer whose wife has a rare disease finds solace in a digital copy of the recently assassinated President. In contemporary Berlin a former Stasi agent has a fierce reckoning with his past.
And in the stunning title story, a woman with cancer rages against the idea of her family without her.
Hugely inventive and endlessly energetic, this is a heart-wrenching, astonishing collection of stories that show Johnson at the top of his form.