Old Crimes Old Crimes

Old Crimes

and Other Stories

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Publisher Description

Beloved author Jill McCorkle delivers a collection of masterful stories that are as complex as novels—deeply perceptive, funny, and tragic in equal measure—about crimes large and small.

McCorkle, author of the New York Times bestselling Life After Life and the widely acclaimed Hieroglyphics (“One of our wryest, warmest, wisest storytellers” —Rebecca Makkai), brings us a breathtaking collection of stories that offers an intimate look at the moments when a person’s life changes forever.

Old Crimes delves into the lives of characters who hold their secrets and misdeeds close, even as the past continues to reverberate across generations. And despite the characters’ yearnings for connection, they can’t seem to tell the whole truth: A woman uses her hearing impairment as a way to guard herself from her husband’s commentary. A telephone lineman strains to communicate with his family even as he feels pushed aside in a digital world. A young couple buys a confessional booth for fun, only to discover the cost of honesty. A family reunion, ripe with treasured memories, takes place amid a secret that will alter all of their futures. Throughout, McCorkle takes us deep into these conflicted and sympathetic characters, puzzling to figure out the meaning of their own lives.

Moving and unforgettable, the stories in Old Crimes capture miniworlds full of great intensity, longing, affection, and the daily small crimes people hold close. 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
January 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Algonquin Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
3.1
MB

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1992
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2017
Hieroglyphics Hieroglyphics
2020
Life After Life Life After Life
2013
Ferris Beach Ferris Beach
2009
Going Away Shoes Going Away Shoes
2010

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