Fortune Smiles - Stories
By the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner of THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON - for fans of international literary fiction, especially Hanya Yanigahara, Jonathan Franzen and Karen Jay Fowler.
'Unputdownable is an overused word, but at their best these stories are completely gripping.' Sunday Times
'Ironic, witty, super-intelligent' - The Times
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015
Adam Johnson takes you into the minds of characters you never thought you would meet âe" a former Stasi prison warden in denial of his past, a refugee from North Korea unsettled by his new freedom, a UPS driver in hurricane-torn Louisiana looking for the mother of his son.
These are tales of love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. Tender, wry, utterly compelling, they show us humanity where you might least expect it.
Adam Johnson's first book since winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013 for his novel THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON, and the Sunday Times Short Story Award 2014 - a major story collection including brand new work. For fans of international literary fiction, especially Junot Diaz, Jonathan Franzen and Karen Jay Fowler.
US National Book Awards WINNER 2015
Adam Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His second novel The Orphan Master's Son won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 and was a New York Times bestseller. His short story Nirvana won the EFG/Sunday Times Best Short Story Award 2014 and is included in this collection. His two earlier books are Emporium: Stories and Parasites Like Us, his debut novel. He lives in San Francisco with his family.