Charles D'Ambrosio


Born
Seattle, Washington, The United States
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Phillip Roth


Charles D'Ambrosio attended the Iowa Writers Workshop after getting his BA in English at Oberlin College in Ohio. He is the author of two collections of short stories, The Point and The Dead Fish Museum, and one collection of essays, Orphans. He has taught at several universities and workshops, including Reed College and The Tin House Summer Workshop, both in Portland, Oregon where he lives with his wife, Heather Larimer.

Average rating: 3.93 · 5,369 ratings · 646 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Dead Fish Museum

3.94 avg rating — 1,598 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Loitering: New & Collected ...

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The Point and Other Stories

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Orphans

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The Point

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The Writer's Notebook: Craf...

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The O. Henry Prize Stories ...

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The Best American Short Sto...

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Downsides of Fish Culture

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“Where exactly do you put your hands on somebody who hurts everywhere?”
Charles D'Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum

“My ideal life is a quiet one. I like to read, to sit still in the same chair, with the lampshade at a certain angle, alone, or with Meagan nearby, and now and then, if I'm lucky, I'll come across a lovely phrase or fine sentiment, look up from my book, and feel the harmony of some notion, the justice of it, and know that everything is there. That's life to me, those privately discovered moments. ”
Charles D'Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum

“Yeah, well, I wanted to be a screenwriter, and guess what? I am one. That's the other tragedy in life.”
Charles D'Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum

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