What's important is feeling : stories
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New York : Harper Perennial, [2014].
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
200 pages ; 20 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
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Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house.

And in the title story, selected for The Best American Short Stories, two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent, hoping to come out on top--but fearing they won't.

In What's Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion, lyricism and unsparing straightforwardness. Wilson's characters wander through a purgatory of yearning, hope, and grief. No one emerges unscathed.

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9780062284785 (trade pbk.), 0062284789 (trade pbk.)

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"Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house. And in the title story, selected for The Best American Short Stories, two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent, hoping to come out on top--but fearing they won't. In What's Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion, lyricism and unsparing straightforwardness. Wilson's characters wander through a purgatory of yearning, hope, and grief. No one emerges unscathed."--P. [4] of cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, A. 1. (2014). What's important is feeling: stories. First edition. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Adam 1982-. 2014. What's Important Is Feeling: Stories. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Adam 1982-, What's Important Is Feeling: Stories. New York: Harper Perennial, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wilson, Adam 1982-. What's Important Is Feeling: Stories. First edition. New York: Harper Perennial, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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