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Driving the Heart and Other Stories

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A debut collection of short fiction by an author whose work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and other collections and periodicals features such works as Thief, Dog Lover, Sadness of the Body, and the title story, about a man who transports organs for transplants.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by W. W. Norton & Company
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I really enjoyed the 13 first person narratives that make up Brown's first collection. Though all the stories are told by male narrators and are similar thematically--several deal with drug use/addiciton, fathers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam, fathers returning damaged (or not at all)and the aftermath--each story feels fresh.

I admire how Brown is able to pack so much into each of these stories, not only about the narrator, but about other characters as well. It's difficult (at least for m
Turning into one of my favourites of all time.

Yep. Easily top 3. Wow. Thank you, Jason Brown!
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I read the title story of this book already in a magazine and was quite impressed. Looking forward to reading the rest!
The title story has got to be one of the best short stories in the past 20 years.
Barbra Quade
I love this intense smart collection of short stories. I was riveted.
Spike Anderson
moderately interesting and the writing is fine. Subject matter worth the read
Old professor-- great book.
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