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'Enormously moving-Haslett's writing is harrowing, morbidly funny and deeply erotic' Independent on Sunday

The nine stories in YOU ARE NOT A STRANGER HERE are set in Los Angeles, the Midwest, New England and England. What unites them is the refined writing and a raw emotional power that carries the reader past the surface of the subject and into the core of the characters' lives. There is grief, passion, loneliness, humour and longing in these stories, but ultimately the book sets off the shock of recognition that takes readers past the cliched language of human suffering and brings them to understand their own experience through the characters' lives.

Reviews

'Adam Haslett is a wonderful rarity: an old-fashioned young storyteller with something urgent and fresh and fiercely intelligent to say-You're likely not only to love his stories but to feel stronger for having read them'

Jonathan Franzen

Adam Haslett possesses the rare ability to combine powerful narrative with sensitive and perceptive observations of people and places. You Are Not a Stranger Here is a brilliant beginning to a literary career.

Barry Unsworth

These heart-rending snapshots of life cut relationships and traumas to the bone. The author expertly unravels the subjects' stories, leaving them loitering on the fringes of their own sanity

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'Adam Haslett's tone is one of delicate, understated heartache-He never lets the reader forget that he is shining an unflinching light on those types of human suffering that cannot be cured, only endured'

Sunday Times

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Formats & editions

  • You Are Not A Stranger Here?
    Adam Haslett

    Paperback

    9780099443643

    November 3, 2003

    Vintage

    256 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • You Are Not A Stranger Here?
    Adam Haslett

    Trade Paperback

    9780224069151

    August 15, 2002

    Jonathan Cape

    224 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781409001225

    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    256 pages

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