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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Perrotta Narrator: Tom Perrotta, William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Rupert Degas, various narrators Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781427235305
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Nine Inches, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features ten stories—some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he’s dropping into the lives of two teachers—and their love lost and found—in “Nine Inches”; documenting the unraveling of a dad at a Little League game in “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face”; or gently marking the points of connection between an old woman and a benched high school football player in “Senior Season”; Perrotta writes with a sure sense of his characters and their secret longings.

Nine Inches contains an elegant collection of short fiction: Stories that are as assured in their depictions of characters young and old, established and unsure, as any written today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this strong collection of short stories, Perrotta once again peeks behind the living-room curtains of manicured suburbia and imagines characters whose lives are less than tidy.”

    People

  • “The novelist who so perfectly captured the insanity of suburbia in The Leftovers and Little Children returns to the form that made him famous in this darkly comic collection of stories.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Perrotta fixates on small-town types whose complex quirks make them not extraordinary or noble but average; what is extraordinary is Perrotta’s empathic insight into how his characters cope—or, short of that, forget.”

    Elle

  • “The descendant of such chroniclers of small-town America as Thornton Wilder, John O’Hara, and Willa Cather...Perrotta’s language never announces itself; it recedes into the background, allowing the characters, with their convincing and contemporary dialogue, to drive the narrative in a way that sounds organic and true.”

    New York Times

  • “The stories hang together so beautifully, the writing is so stylistically consistent, and the themes are so closely related, the book comes across like a novel or a collection of interlocking stories. It’s as if we’re wandering through a single community in a particular town, as in James Joyce’s Dubliners or in so many of Ann Beattie’s and Raymond Carver’s collections. We’re in PerrottaWorld, where the stories and characters and their concerns all seem to rhyme with one another.”

    Boston Globe

  • “The ray of light in Perrotta’s new stories comes from his characters’ belated recognition of their foibles and failures and their earnest and quintessentially American yearning to do better.”

    NPR

  • “[A] wickedly funny collection of suburbia-skewering stories.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

  • “Perrotta’s stuff is dark, but it goes down so easy, especially when bite-size.”

    New York

  • “Perrotta is that rare combination: a satirist with heart…Those who haven’t curled up on the couch with this writer’s books are missing a very great pleasure.”

    Seattle Times

  • “The acclaimed novelist displays perfect tonal pitch in this story collection, as nobody explores the darker sides of suburbia with a lighter touch.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Told with wit and grace, Perrotta’s story collection lays bare the shifting relationships we all suffer and seldom comprehend, presenting characters who are ambushed by the hidden intentions of people they thought they knew.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Finalist for the 2014 Audie Award for Best Short Stories/Collections Narration
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About the Author
Author Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the New York Times bestselling author of several works of fiction, including Election and Little Children, both of which were made into critically acclaimed movies, and The Leftovers, which was adapted into an HBO series.

About the Narrators

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.

Andi Arndt is a professional voice actor, the winner of a 2017 Audie Award for Best Romance, and winner of two Earphones Awards.

Adam Sims, Earphones Award-winning narrator, is an actor who trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His recordings for radio include Wenny Has Wings, The World According to Humphrey, and The Salamander Letter, all for the BBC. Film and theater credits include Band of Brothers on HBO; Lost in Space and The Madness of George III at the West Yorkshire Playhouse; Alice in Wonderland with the Royal Shakespeare Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park; and Snake in Fridge at the Royal Exchange Theatre, for which he won the award for Best Actor at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.