Fresh complaint : stories / Jeffrey Eugenides.
- ISBN: 9781427289223
- ISBN: 1427289220
- Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, 
- Copyright: ℗2017
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Complainers -- Air mail -- Baster -- Early music -- Timeshare -- Find the bad guy -- The oracular vulva -- Capricious gardens -- Great experiment -- Fresh complaint.
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Read by Jeffrey Eugenides, Ari Fliakos, and Cynthia Nixon.
This collection of stories presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future; and a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.
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Fresh Complaint : Stories
Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 8, 1960. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in English and creative writing from Stanford University in 1986. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published to in 1993 and was made into a feature film. His other works include Middlesex, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and The Marriage Plot. He is a professor of creative writing at Princeton University. (Bowker Author Biography)