From Elizabeth McCracken,
author of the beloved novel The Giant’s House—finalist for the
National Book Award—comes a beautiful new
story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced with humor, empathy, and
magical descriptive powers, these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile
space between love and loneliness.
In “Property”, a young
scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish a rental
house by removing his landlord’s possessions. In “Peter Elroy: A Documentary by
Ian Casey”, the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by
his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In “The Lost & Found Department
of Greater Boston”, the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the
famous case of a missing local woman. And in “Thunderstruck”, a family makes a
quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives
altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter’s risky behavior. Download and start listening now!