Charles D'Ambrosio


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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. ...more

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The Dead Fish Museum

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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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Seattle, 1974

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Il suo vero nome

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The Writer's Notebook: Craf...

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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

“her knees, which looked, in the faint blue light, as though they'd been carved by water from a bar of soap.”
Charles D'Ambrosio, The Dead Fish Museum

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