Ocean State

Ocean State

The stories of Ocean State roll over the reader like a wave. Family pleasures, marriage, the essential moments and mysteries of a seemingly ordinary world that break into magical territory before we can brace ourselves—Jean McGarry puts us in life’s rough seas with what the New York Times has called a “deft, comic, and devastatingly precise” hand. Praise for Jean McGarry A gifted observer, records with fidelity the daily minutiae of life and introspection.—Publishers Weekly Ms. McGarry's stories have the feel of paintings by Edward Hopper. Her characters are solitudinous and lonely, rarely funny, but they often carry with them, even in their defeat, a certain dignity. She is a writer who honors the human condition.—Baltimore Sun McGarry's thickly layered prose, with its stunning emotional accuracies, is always just on the verge of exploding into dream or fantasy.—Women's Review of Books At her best, McGarry illuminates our quirky, flawed selves and neighbors, and makes us nod even as we sigh.—Providence Journal McGarry's prose is fresh, her plots unpredictable, and her dialogue shimmeringly wry . . . Reading McGarry's stories is to be surprised and delighted.—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Author stories by Jean McGarry
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TagsPublisher Johns Hopkins University Press, Published 2010, ISBN 9780801899539, Related ISBN 9780801896583, DOI 10.1353/book.486, Language English, OCLC 830022981
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