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Honeymoon: and Other Stories (2001) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Honeymoon is a book about love, about lovers and would-be lovers exploring unlikely alliances, all of them toeing a certain eventful edge, a decision between rational restraint and something altogether different. In the title story, a man leaves his lover's wedding with the bride's ex-girlfriend; in "Flipper", a young escapee from "fat camp" discovers a different kind of hunger while enjoying a pregnant teen's gifts of forbidden chocolate; In "Aquarium", a thirty-eight-year-old woman who claims to "follow the straight and narrow" tries to resist seducing her fifteen-year-old nephew again.


  • Tokyo, My Love
  • Aquarium
  • Flipper
  • Honeymoon
  • Carolina Beach
  • Red Dress
  • Sleepers Holding Hands
  • Little Debbie
  • Scarecrow
  • Little Palaces
  • Girlfriend Hit by Bus

Original title: Honeymoon: and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Honeymoon: and Other Stories

Honeymoon: and Other Stories (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Elliptical, impressionistic short stories, in a style at once tender and telegraphic, featuring characters who do the wrong things for the wrong reasons." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Gripping Canty possesses an instinctive ability to create old-fashioned, highly-plotted stories, rich with incident and narrative tension." New York Times
  • "Kevin Canty is a storm of talent. His imagination is a dark wood with wildlife in it. " Harry Crews
  • "These are lean, powerful stories, which is not to say they are lacking in tenderness. Canty knows how to hurt us the way Flannery O'Connor did." Los Angeles Times
  • "Kevin Canty's stories are direct portrayals of indistinct moments. As with Didion and Carver, the white space is as important as what's filled in. Canty charts a landscape all his own." Ann Beattie
  • "Fans of well-wrought short stories will delight in Canty's newest collection. His sense of structure is so tight that the words thrum and vibrate as they are being read. These 11 stories explore the darker edge of the gray areas of human experience and relationships. The characters are satisfyingly complex and keep reaching toward life, even as they romance self-destruction...A highly accomplished sampling of a fine author's work." Booklist
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Honeymoon: and Other Stories (2001)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Nan. A. Talese
ISBN: 9780385491617
Dimensions: 9.54 x 6.54 x .74 in
Pages: 161

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