The Entire Predicament by Lucy Corin

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In this refreshing, funny, and startling collection of stories, Lucy Corin veers far from the path of staid contemporary fiction. She masterfully weaves traditional and experimental topics and techniques, creating a fictional world where people behave normally in the most extreme situations, and in bizarrely with almost no provocation at all. But thanks to her vivid, sharp prose and insightful first-person voices, even the oddest behavior is utterly believable. Unpredictable and playful, these stories transcend their apocalyptic feel to offer a vision that is clear, humane, and completely engaging. The Entire Predicament secures Corin’s reputation as an original, stylistically courageous voice in contemporary avant-garde fiction.

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Lucy Corin is an assistant professor in the English department at James Madison University. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and twice in Algonquin's New Stories from the South, the Year's Best anthology series. Corin was first published by FC2 in 1996 in New Women's Fiction Anthology, Chick-Lit 2 (No Chick Vics). This is her first novel.
Published October 1, 2007 by Tin House Books. 202 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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A wide range of bizarre disquistions and turns of events marks Corin's debut collection. The narrator of Wizened declares that she became crotchety at age 24, wears housecoats and thick stocki

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