There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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"There's something I want you to do."

This request--sometimes simple, sometimes not--forms the basis for the ten interrelated stories that comprise this latest penetrating and prophetic collection from an author who has been repeatedly praised as a master of the form. As we follow a diverse group of Minnesota citizens, each grappling with their own heightened fears, responsibilities, and obsessions, Baxter unveils the remarkable in what might otherwise be the seemingly inconsequential moments of everyday life.

About the Author

Charles Baxter is the author of the novels The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), The Soul Thief, Saul and Patsy, Shadow Play, and First Light, and the story collections Gryphon, Believers, A Relative Stranger, Through the Safety Net, and Harmony of the World. The stories "Bravery" and "Charity," which appear in There's Something I Want You to Do, were included in Best American Short Stories. Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804172738
ISBN-10: 0804172730
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
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