Loitering: New and Collected Essays

Loitering: New and Collected Essays Author Charles D’Ambrosio
ISBN-10 1935639870
ISBN-13 9781935639879
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Tin House Books
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New York TimesNotable Book Winner of the Washington State Book Prize D Ambrosio is already considered one of America s premier short story writers but Loitering cements his place as one of our great living essayists Charles DAmbrosios essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following In the decade since the tiny limited edition volume sold out its print run its devotees have pressed it upon their friends students and colleagues only to find themselves begging for their copys safe return For anyone familiar with DAmbrosios writing this enthusiasm should come as no surprise His work is exacting and emotionally generous often as funny as it is devastating Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists No matter his subjectNative American whaling a Pentecostal hell house Mary Kay Letourneau the work of J D Salinger or most often his own familyDAmbrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view each essay while unique and surprising is unmistakably his own

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