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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer
Paperback $17.00
Feb 03, 2004 | ISBN 9781573223782

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

”A captivating eye for detail…a bold and often thrilling usage of language and style.”—San 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.”—The New York Times Book Review

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

”Acerbic, satirical, hilarious, nuanced, as fiercely unsentimental and deliciously subtle as Jane Austen.”—O, 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.”—Zadie Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Swing Time

”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.”—Elle


ALA Notable Book WINNER


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

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