What's Important Is Feeling

What's Important Is Feeling


Book - 2014
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Bankers prowl Brooklyn bars on the eve of the stock market crash. A debate over Young Elvis versus Vegas Elvis turns existential. Detoxing junkies use a live lobster to spice up their love life. Students on summer break struggle to escape the orbit of a seemingly utopic communal house.

And in the title story, selected for The Best American Short Stories, two film school buddies working on a doomed project are left sizing up their own talent, hoping to come out on top--but fearing they won't.

In What's Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson follows the through-line of contemporary coming-of-age from the ravings of teenage lust to the staggering loneliness of proto-adulthood. He navigates the tough terrain of American life with a delicate balance of comedy and compassion, lyricism and unsparing straightforwardness. Wilson's characters wander through a purgatory of yearning, hope, and grief. No one emerges unscathed.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Perennial, HarperCollins Publishers,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780062284785
Branch Call Number: FICTION WIL
Characteristics: 200 pages ; 20 cm


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Dec 19, 2015

It's an interesting book. An interesting depressing book about people with not-really-fulfilled-goals-and-feeling-hopeless-or-dead lives. But if you still like this book after you read it, then good for you. And that's not an insult.

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