Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events by Kevin Moffett
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A dazzling new story collection from brilliant, young, award-winning writer Kevin Moffett, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events illuminates the intimate experiences of characters caught between aspiration and achievement, uncertainty and illumination, inertia and discovery, the past and the future. Channeling unexpected, eclectic voices in a collection perfectly suited to readers of Daniyal Mueenuddin, Alice Sebold, and Dave Eggers, Moffett delivers a nuanced, powerful, humorous, and moving meditation on the trials of transitions and liminal living in today’s modern world. Richard Russo says, “the first thing you notice reading the stories in Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events is the author’s extraordinary range—of expertise, technique, imagination and wit. There doesn’t seem to be much Kevin Moffett can’t do.”
 

About Kevin Moffett

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Kevin Moffett's stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Tin House, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere, as well as in three editions of The Best American Short Stories. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2010 National Magazine Award for the title story. He lives in Claremont, California.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by Harper. 243 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A multi–award-winning short story leads this showcase of desert-dry tales of life's rich pageant.

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Moffett’s prize-winning (the Nelson Algren, the Pushcart, the 2010 National Magazine Award for this collection’s title story) short stories have been extensively and prestigiously published, and it’s

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Reading a Kevin Moffett story strongly resembles Kevin Moffett’s description of reading a story.

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Fiction Writers Review

He is also the author of Permanent Visitors, which won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, judged by George Saunders, and was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Believer Book Award.

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Here is poetry as life, as fracture and space and texture and time – the many things poetry is apart from black marks on white page .

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