Rowing to Eden: Collected Stories
Amy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form. Here, her brilliance shines across two decades and more than twenty-five stories.
From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in 'Sleepwalking', to the matchmaking shrink in 'Psychoanalysis Changed My Life'; from the teenage girl furious at her dying mother in 'Hold Tight' to the transgressive lovers of 'The Gates Are Closing'; from the married friends irresistibly drawn to one another in 'William and Clare' to the brave and heartless girl in 'Permafrost' - these are stories brimming with life and grief, erotically charged and beautifully crafted.
Collected here together for the first time, all the dazzling, funny and poignant stories from one of America's finest contemporary writers
'Small Masterpieces' --Sunday Times
'Unrelentingly pleasurable fiction' --Lionel Shriver
Rowing to Eden is a compilation of 30-odd stories from a writer who is regarded as something like a national treasure in America, and it shows off her gift for celebrating slightly unorthodox and unexpected relationships within a largely professional, middle-class milieu. These are confident, subtle, well-turned pieces with a quiet lyricism bubbling under' --Phil Baker, The Sunday Times
AMY BLOOM is the author of three novels: Lucky Us, Away and Love Invents Us, and three collections of stories: Come to Me, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You and Where the God of Love Hangs Out. She has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and is the University Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University.