Middle Men: Stories

Middle Men: Stories

A powerful, funny, and wise debut from a writer Esquire praises as "the second coming of Denis Johnson."

In this widely acclaimed story collection, Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, in which a number of down-on-their-luck men, from young dreamers to old vets, make valiant forays into middle-class respectability. Each of the men in Gavin's stories is stuck somewhere in the middle, caught halfway between his dreams and the often crushing… (more)

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Jim Gavin's remarkable debut story collection takes us into the lives of seven unexceptional men. A deliveryman, a salesman, a dropout - they're all blunderers, each living a sort of limbo existence. But Gavin doesn't let them rest. He flips them over, shakes them. He makes them confront their failures and themselves.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9781451649345

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 2 MB

Language: English


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