The Holiday Season

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Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, 18 նոյ, 2008 թ. - 208 էջ
“Truman Capote, Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas all used Christmas . . . The Holiday Season joins this crowded table and . . . makes itself at home” (The New York Times Book Review).
 
Hilarious and heartbreaking, The Holiday Season and its companion piece, Love at the End of the Year, are tender ruminations on the nature of family, the power of love, and a particularly complicated time of year.
 
In The Holiday Season, father Jeff Posey and sons Ted and Frank are still trying to figure out how to be a family three years after the death of the wife and mother who bound them together. As the holidays threaten to unearth the usual myriad of emotions and memories, fractures in their relationships begin to splinter over what should be, but never are, relatively unimportant problems . . .
 
The second novella, Love at the End of the Year, is an intoxicating tale that weighs up love in all its many forms over the course of a single, magical Alabama New Year’s Eve as a series of humorous vignettes explore how relationships begin, how they end, and how insane they can make every one of us.
 
Here, the acclaimed author of The Typist celebrates the holidays with a duet of stories that are “quirky, humorous, smart, and sad,” offering a unique view of our world that “gets to the heart of loneliness, family, and the hope of love without crying a river of false sentiment or cheer that fades with the season” (Style Weekly).
 

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Two novellas of the holidays on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. In The Holiday Season, a semi-employed actor tries to bridge the gap between his successful brother and their father, who is still grieiving ... Read full review

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Michael Knight is the author of the award-winning novel, Divining Rod and the collections of stories, Dogfight: and Other Stories and Goodnight, Nobody. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review. Knight is an Alabama native and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee.

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