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Perfect Recall (2001) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

From the elegiac story The Famous Poet, Amid Bougainvillea, in which two men trade ruminations about the odd experience of being cared for by those you are meant to serve, to The Big-Breasted Pilgrim, wherein a famous chef gets a series of bewildering phone calls from George Stephanopoulos, expressing Clinton's desire to dine at his house, to two stories in which family myths turn out to be both inaccurate and prescient, Perfect Recall comprises Beattie's most ambitious and complex work yet.

  • Hurricane Carleyville
  • The Big-Breasted Pilgrim
  • Mermaids
  • Cat People
  • The Women of This World
  • The Infamous Fall of Howell the Clown
  • See the Pyramids
  • In Irons
  • Coydog
  • Perfect Recall
  • The Famous Poet, Amid Bougainvillea

Original title: Perfect Recall: New Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Perfect Recall

Perfect Recall (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "This collection is sleek, urbane, eminently readable...Beattie beats Updike any day for elegance of style and profundity of wit. Intelligence combines with sympathy to create a first-rate collection." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • "So vivid and beguiling is Beattie's writing that it isn't until you look again that you realize how rarely she reaches for metaphors or other figures of speech, and how little she needs to...More often than anyone has a right to, Ann Beattie nails it." The New York Times Book Review
  • "Beattie has become an expert at probing the essential mysteries of human character." San Francisco Chronicle
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Perfect Recall (February 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9780743211703
Dimensions: 5.26 x 8.06 x .76 in
Pages: 352

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