Games and Rituals: Stories

Katherine Heiny


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Games and Rituals: Stories by Heiny, Katherine
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The beloved author of Early Morning Riser brings us glittering stories of love--friendships formed at the airport bar, ex-husbands with benefits, mothers of suspiciously sweet teenagers, ill-advised trysts--in all its forms, both ridiculous and sublime.

"Parts of my heart are still scattered throughout these perfectly rendered tales." --Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Then She Was Gone

The games and rituals performed by Katherine Heiny's characters range from mischievous to tender: In "Bridesmaid, Revisited," Marlee, suffering from a laundry and life crisis, wears a massive bridesmaid's dress to work. In "Twist and Shout," Erica's elderly father mistakes his four-thousand-dollar hearing aid for a cashew and eats it. In "Turn Back, Turn Back," a bedtime story coupled with a receipt for a Starbucks babyccino reveal a struggling actor's deception. And in "561," Charlene pays the true price of infidelity and is forced to help her husband's ex-wife move out of the family home. ("It's like you're North Korea and South Korea . . . But would North Korea help South Korea move?")

Katherine Heiny, one of our most celebrated writers, our bard of waking up in the wrong bed, wearing the wrong shoes, running late for the wrong job, but loved by the right people, has delivered a collection of glorious humour and immense kindness.

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 04/18/2023
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.35h x 5.59w x 1.26d
ISBN: 9780525659518

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/20/2023
Booklist 03/01/2023 pg. 24
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2023
Library Journal 03/31/2023 pg. 1

About the Author
KATHERINE HEINY is the author of Early Morning Riser, Standard Deviation, and Single, Carefree, Mellow, and her short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and many other magazines. She has lived in London, The Hague, and Boyne City, Michigan, and now lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and children.