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Patty Yumi Cottrell

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Patty Yumi Cottrell was born in Korea and raised in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Milwaukee. She is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney's). In 2018, she won a Barnes and Noble Discover Award and a Whiting Award in Fiction.

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Average rating: 3.43 · 1,786 ratings · 368 reviews · 4 distinct works
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

3.41 avg rating — 1,759 ratings — published 2017 — 14 editions
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"Sorry to Disrupt the Peace is a dark comedy that follows a woman back to her hometown to investigate why her brother killed himself. Cottrell talks about the importance of humor—and family." ...More

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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell
"Reposted in acknowledgement of Patty Yumi Cottrell's Whiting award

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“Why wouldn’t anyone admit that a life is not a life but a deathward existence?”
Patty Yumi Cottrell, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

“Perhaps he saw swarms and machinic assemblages everywhere. Who wants to see that?”
Patty Yumi Cottrell, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

“Pragmatic, I have always preferred to be in the background, unobserved; I preferred to play the role of the detached observer/receiver, the way one would live if one lived and spoke and shat inside a puffy white cloud floating along above the world harmlessly like a balloon.”
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