Fun with Problems by Robert Stone audiobook

Fun with Problems: Stories

By Robert Stone
Read by David Colacci

Tantor Audio 9780618386253

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200111466

  • ISBN: 9798200111459

  • ISBN: 9798200111473

Runtime: 6.37 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is "one of our greatest living writers" (Los Angeles Times). The pieces in this new volume vary greatly in length—some are almost novellas, others no more than a page—but all share the signature blend of longing, violence, black humor, sex, and drugs that has helped Stone illuminate the dark corners of the human soul. Entire lives are laid out with remarkable precision, in captivating prose: a screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share; a bored husband picks up a mysterious woman only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray; a world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills; a scuba dive guides uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. Fun with Problems showcases Stone's great gift: to pinpoint and make real the impulses—by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive—that cause us to conceal, reveal, and betray our very selves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stone doesn’t just let his wounded characters whimper in the corner. He turns them loose on a world hard enough to knock them down but indifferent enough to not care about them once they’re gone.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
The stories are witty and diverse and are all unified by some element of brokenness. Booklist
“Each character comes closer and closer to truth, but heartbreakingly, never quite turns the corner. You know they are on the right track though and that makes suffering with these characters enjoyable.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Stone

Author Bio: Robert Stone

Robert Stone (1937–2015) received most of the accolades and awards possible for a contemporary novelist, and he has been called the best writer of the post-Vietnam era. His many novels, which have enjoyed commercial success as well as critical acclaim, include the National Book Award winner Dog Soldiers, Damascus Gate, Bay of Souls, and A Hall of Mirrors. He was also the author of the short story collection Bear and His Daughter, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English