The State We're In: Maine Stories

The State We're In: Maine Stories


“Ann Beattie at her such a lot magnificent…Her first new assortment in ten years...These stories discover the variety of emotional states the writer is legendary for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, remorse. It’s great to listen to her voice back” (People).

“A peerless, contemplative page-turner” (Vanity Fair), The country We’re In is ready how we are living within the areas we have now chosen—or been selected through. It’s concerning the tales we inform our households, our associates, and ourselves, the truths we could or won't see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and the place we glance for love.

Many of those tales are set in Maine, yet The nation We’re In is set greater than geographical position. a few characters have arrived in Maine by chance, others are attempting to flee. the gathering is woven round Jocelyn, a wry, disaffected teen residing along with her aunt and uncle whereas attending summer time university. As in existence, the narratives of different characters interrupt Jocelyn’s, occasionally hard, occasionally embellishing her view.

“Ann Beattie slips right into a brief tale as perfectly as Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy dress: an iconic presentation, each one line and fold falling into position yet permitting room for shock” (O, The Oprah Magazine). “Splendid...memorable...every page…fitted out with the blessed finery of hypnotic storytelling” (The Washington Post), those tales describe a mind set, a fashion of being. The country We’re In explores, via women’s voices, the unforeseen moments and glancing epiphanies of way of life.

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