2000 "First Edition" stated; Random House publishers; New York; hardbound with green boards and gilt lettering on spine; imprinted author's initials on cover; very good condition - appears unread; decorative dust jacket in good condition; see pics.
Matthew Klam (born 1964) is an American fiction writer and magazine journalist.
The New Yorker named him one of the 25 best fiction writers under 40, and he has won a Guggenheim fellowship, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Sam the Cat and Other Stories, a National Endowment of the Arts, aWhiting Award and an O. Henry Award. His work appears in a variety of magazines, including The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Harper's, and The New York Times Magazine.
Klam graduated from Hollins College and the University of New Hampshire.
"Like a performance artist in print, Matthew Klam stands up here and delivers hilarious, shocking, high-energy riffs on the theme of modern love and all its complexities. One by one, these stories amuse, enlighten, and entertain. As a group, they mark the full emergence of one of America's foremost young literary talents.
In the immediately engrossing title story, Samuel Beardson falls in love with a young woman across a crowed room who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be a dird-boned, longhaired, slim fellow named John Drake. In a sengle moment, "Sam the Cat" enters a sexual twilight zone, and a young man's cocksure, womanizing lifestyle unravels..."