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Title:
Fortune smiles : stories
Author:
Johnson, Adam, 1967-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2015]
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. "George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine" follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. "Nirvana, " portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In "Hurricanes Anonymous" a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Nirvana -- Hurricanes anonymous -- Interesting facts -- George Orwell was a friend of mine -- Dark meadow -- Fortune smiles.
ISBN:
9780812997477

9780812987232
Format :
Book