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Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories

Nobody Gets Out Alive: Stories

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Publisher Price: $26.99

ISBN10: 1982180307
ISBN13: 9781982180300
Publisher: Scribner Books Co
Published: Apr 12 2022
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.80
Height: 1.20 Width: 5.70 Depth: 7.80
Language: English
Awards: National Book Awards
*A MOST ANTICIPATED book by Vogue, Literary Hub, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and Oprah Daily*

From a prizewinning author comes an electric...stunning (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut story collection about women navigating the wilds of male-dominated Alaskan society.

Set in Newman's home state of Alaska, Nobody Gets Out Alive is an exhilarating collection about women struggling to survive not just grizzly bears and charging moose, but the raw legacy of their marriages and families.

Alongside stories set in today's Last Frontier--rife with suburban sprawl, global warming, and opioid addiction--Newman delves into remote wilderness of the 1970s and 80s, bringing to life young girls and single moms in search of a wilder, freer, more adventurous America. The final story takes place in a railroad camp in 1915, where an outspoken heiress stages an elaborate theatrical production in order to seduce the wife of her husband's employer.

Rich with wit and wisdom, showing us that love, marriage, and family are always a bigger and more perilous adventures than backcountry trips (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), these keenly observed stories prove there are some questions--about love, heartbreak, and the meaning of home--that can't be outrun, no matter how hard we try. Nobody Gets Out Alive is a dazzling foil to the adventure narratives of old.

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