Days of Awe: Stories

Category: Book
By (author): Homes, A. M.
Subject:  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Viking
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*Praise for May We Be Forgiven:

"An entertaining, old-fashioned American story about second chances...A.M. Homes is a writer I'll pretty much follow anywhere because she's indeed so smart, it's scary; yet she's not without heart...May We Be Forgiven [is] deeply imbued with the kind of It's A Wonderful Life-type belief in redemption that we Americans will always be suckers for, and rightly so." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

Praise for The Mistress's Daughter

"A compelling, devastating, and furiously good book written with an honesty few of us would risk." Zadie Smith, bestselling author of Swing Time

"Rich in humanity and humor ... Homes combines an unfussy candor with a deliciously droll, quirky wit ... her energy and urgency become infectious." USA Today

Additional Praise for A.M. Homes:

 "I started reading A.M. Homes twenty years ago. Wild and funny, questioning and true, she is a writer to go travelling with on the journey called life." --Jeanette Winterson, bestselling author of The Glass Castle

"A.M. Homes has long been one of our most important and original writers of fiction. May We Be Forgiven is her most ambitious as well as her most accessible novel to date; sex and violence invade the routines of suburban domestic life in a way that reminded me of The World According to Garp, although in the end it's a thoroughly original work of imagination." -Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City
Biographical NoteA.M. Homes lives in New York City and teaches at Princeton University. She is the author of twelve books, including the bestselling memoir The Mistress's Daughter. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair; co-executive producer of Falling Water and Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes; and is the recipient of awards including the Guggenheim, NEA, and NYFA fellowships. Her latest novel, May We Be Forgiven, won the Women's Prize for Fiction, 2013, and has been optioned for film by Unanimous Entertainment.