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Fortune Telling
David Lynn

Carnegie Mellon Short Fiction Series

Carnegie Mellon
1998 • 224 pp. 5 x 8"
Short Stories - Single Author

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-283-0

A collection of short stories by David Lynn.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“The deftly drawn characters in David Lynn’s short stories often find themselves in situations of cultural complexity that reach well beyond their individual dilemmas. Whenever that happens these stories open outward so that what seemed to be a story of private life sheds a much more encompassing light. A fine achievement!”—Lewis Hyde

Fortune Telling is, for me, one of the best books of the year. David Lynn has succeeded with the most ambitious task: he has married truth with poetry. These is no more that a writer can do. This is a beautiful book. Now we are waiting for his next.”—Arnost Lustig

“These are not stories we have come to expect. In their refusal to offer contemporary narrative product, pumped-up service stops along the writer’s own road, these stories dare to assume multiple cultural identities. They dare to assume the reader of being sophisticated and curious, as intelligent and thrilled by language as the author himself.”—Nancy Zafris

DAVID LYNN is editor of The Kenyon Review, the distinguished international journal of literature, culture and the arts. He is also author of The Hero’s Tale: Narrators in the Early Modern Novel (St. Martin’s, New York and Macmillan, London; 1989), and many stories and essays. During the 1995-1996 academic year, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in India. David Lynn lives in Gambier, Ohio, with his wife, Wendy Singer, and their two children, Aaron and Elizabeth.

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