By Raymond Carver

The 9 tales and one poem accrued during this quantity shaped the foundation for the astonishingly unique movie “Short Cuts” directed through Robert Altman. gathered altogether during this quantity, those tales shape a searing and indelible portrait of yankee innocence and loss. From the collections Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Where I’m Calling From, What We discuss after we speak about Love, and A New route to the Waterfall; together with an advent via Robert Altman. With deadpan humor and massive tenderness, this is often the paintings of “one of the genuine modern masters” (The manhattan evaluate of Books).  

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