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.

 

Author -

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.

 

Book -

"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..."

SAM THE CAT and Other Stories by Matthew Klam

SKU: BS33s
$24.95Price