Loitering: New and Collected Essays Loitering: New and Collected Essays

Loitering: New and Collected Essays

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Publisher Description

New York Times Notable Books

Winner of the Washing State Book Prize

Finalist for the 2015 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Charles D’Ambrosio’s essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return. For anyone familiar with D’Ambrosio’s writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work, so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject—Native American whaling, a Pentecostal “hell house,” Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J.D. Salinger, or, most often, his own family—D’Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
November 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tin House Books
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
950.1
KB

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