I Want to Show You More

By: Quatro, Jamie

Price: $45.00

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Book Condition: Fine

206pp. 8vo. Signed by the author on the title page, book has a complete number line 10-1, is a stated First Edition, is unread, tight, bright, unmarked, unclipped, and jacket is Brodart protected. Bump to spine head, big bump to spine heel. A collection of stories centered around Lookout Mountain, GA. Author's debut.

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"A brilliant new voice in American fiction has arrived. Bright, sharp, startling, utterly distinctive, passionate, and secretive, Quatro's stories are missives from deep within the landscape of American womanhood. . . . She has earned a place alongside Amy Hempel, Lydia Davis, and Alice Munro."--David Means

"Fasten your seat belt: Jamie Quatro is a writer of great talent who knows how to take a dark turn without ever tapping the brakes and then bring you back into daylight with breathtaking precision. These amazing stories explore the human boundaries between the physical world and the spiritual--lust, betrayal, and loss in perfect balance with love, redemption, and grace."--Jill McCorkle

Sharp-edged and fearless, mixing white-hot yearning with daring humor, Jamie Quatro's debut collection is a beautiful and disquieting portrait of infidelity, faith, and family.

The hypnotically intimate, urgent stories in I Want to Show You More are about lives stretched between spirituality and sexuality in the New American South. In narrative modes ranging from the traditional to the fabulist, these stories are interconnected explorations of God, illicit sex, raising children--and running. Jamie Quatro's stories confront us with dark theological complexities, fractured marriages, and mercurial temptations: a wife comes home with her husband to find her lover's corpse in their bed; a teenager attends a Bible Camp where he seduces a young cancer survivor with hopes of curing his own rare condition; marathon runners on a Civil War battlefield must carry phallic statues and are punished if they choose to unload their burdens; a girl's embarrassment over attending a pool party with her quadriplegic mother turns to fierce devotion under the pitying gaze of other guests; and a husband asks his wife to show him how she would make love to another man.

I Want to Show You More unleashes Quatro's exhilarating talent for exposing the quiet terrors of modern life with stunning and subversive energy.

Title: I Want to Show You More

Author Name: Quatro, Jamie

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 080212075X

ISBN Number 13: 9780802120755

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001480

Keywords: Collectible-Very Good; First Edition; Signed; Dust Jacket-Like New,