Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Paperback $16.00

Feb 03, 2004 | 288 Pages

Ebook $12.99

Feb 03, 2004 | 288 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Feb 03, 2004 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Feb 03, 2004 | 288 Pages

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Atlanta Choice Award WINNER

Hurston/Wright Legacy Award WINNER

New York Times Notable Book WINNER

PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction WINNER

San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year WINNER


”ZZ Packer’s prose is vivid and often comic…Her vision sizzles and fizzes.”&#151John Updike

”A captivating eye for detail…a bold and often thrilling usage of language and style.”&#151San Francisco Chronicle

”This is the old-time religion of storytelling, although Packer’s prose supplies plenty of the edge and energy we expect from contemporary fiction.”&#151The New York Times Book Review

”A true cause for celebration for those of us who feel that fiction exists to crack the world open and again and inspire us with new love for it. Funny, fierce, verbally energetic, deeply compassionate&#151ZZ Packer is a wonderful new writer, who somehow manages to indict the species and forgive it all at once.”&#151George Saunders, author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

”Acerbic, satirical, hilarious, nuanced, as fiercely unsentimental and deliciously subtle as Jane Austen.”&#151O, The Oprah Magazine

”ZZ Packer writes a short story with more complexity and kindness than most people can muster in their creaking 500-page novels. It is the kind of brilliance for narrative that should make her peers envious and her readers very, very grateful.”&#151Zadie Smith

”Packer casts an eye both humorous and merciless upon her characters, putting them, in the tradition of Flannery O’Connor, to tests of faith, family, friendship, love, and self that can approach almost Biblical dimensions.”&#151Elle

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