American Innovations

American Innovations


Book - 2014
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In one of the stories in Rivka Galchen's American Innovations, a narrator's furniture walks out on her. In another, the narrator feels compelled to promise to deliver a takeout order that has incorrectly been phoned in to her. In a third, the petty details around a property transaction detail the complicated pains and loves of a family.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, ©2014.
Edition: First Canadian edition.
ISBN: 9781443425919
Characteristics: 175 pages ;,22 cm.


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Aug 17, 2014

Strange and interesting stories that drawn you in like a moth to a porch light. Great writing.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Following her masterful debut novel Atmospheric Disturbances (2008), Galchen returns with a set of ten stories that are at once surreal and believable. A woman wakes up having grown a third breast on her back; another woman develops a crush on a time-traveler who may or may not be her son from a future marriage; a third woman watches the contents of her home—chairs, utensils, lamps—get up and walk out. These are just a few of the situationsthat make up Galchen’s eerily droll stories.
- Wayne Roylance

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