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David Means


Born
in Kalamazoo, Michigan, The United States
October 17, 1961

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David Means 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

Average rating: 3.51 · 5,761 ratings · 915 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Hystopia

2.93 avg rating — 1,384 ratings — published 2016 — 20 editions
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Assorted Fire Events

3.79 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 2000 — 17 editions
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The Secret Goldfish: Stories

3.54 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Instructions for a Funeral:...

3.05 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 2019 — 14 editions
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The Spot

3.53 avg rating — 306 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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Two Nurses, Smoking: Stories

3.54 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 2022 — 4 editions
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A River in Egypt

3.06 avg rating — 103 ratings3 editions
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The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934

3.65 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2010
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Two nurses smoking

3.60 avg rating — 25 ratings
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The Depletion Prompts

3.07 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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“We are the graceless and dumbfounded, insane with our own insatiable desire for another time and place.”
David Means

“If there is a God, he thought, I'll speak directly to him when the time comes, and if there isn't a God I'll have to invent one, and I'll find a way to thank him for the way I feel when I watch her move.”
David Means, Hystopia

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