Guess again : short stories /
by Cooper, Bernard.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000Description: 208 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0684865866 :.Title notes: $21.00 2-2001Subject(s): United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
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From the O. Henry Prize and PEN/ Hemingway Award-winning author of "Truth Serum" and "Maps to Anywhere" comes a masterful, exquisitely crafted collection of short stories. <p> Bernard Cooper's fiction probes some of the most perplexing experiences of modern American life: the unpredictable nature of love, the riddle of sexuality, the intricacies of family relationships, and coping with loss in the age of AIDS. With his razor-sharp wit and unsparing honesty, Cooper peels back layers of the familiar, exposing the surprising truths that shape our lives.<p> In "Bit-O-Honey, " a middle-aged barber visits his estranged father on Halloween, disguised as a trick-or-treater; a young pregnant woman in "What to Name the Baby" negotiates life with her father and his elderly lover while traveling in a cramped Winnebago; and in "Hunters and Gatherers, " a Mormon couple orchestrates a misguided party game while hosting a dinner for the few homosexuals they know. <p> Whether Cooper is writing about a dying man's acts of vandalism, a divorce under house arrest, or a young boy's sexual awakening, his stories contain startling insight into the workings
Night sky -- Intro to acting -- What to name the baby -- X -- Bit-O-Honey -- Hunters and gatherers -- A man in the making -- Exterior decoration -- Graphology -- Between the sheets -- Old birds.