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The reason I decided to read this book is, one, I enjoy short stories and two, I just finished reading David Mean's "Hystopia", which was long listed for the Man Booker prize. His style of writing intrigued me and I wondered if this earlier volume of short stories was anything like his novel. This collection of short stories deals with human relationships and delivers a message of disappointment and separation between people. Dealing more with what keeps people apart, the tone is poignant, ironi ...more
David Means (born 1961) is an American writer based in Nyack, New York. His short stories have appeared in many publications, including Esquire, The New Yorker, and Harper's. They are frequently set in the Midwest or the Rust Belt, or along the Hudson River in New York.More about David Means...