“Ann Beattie at her such a lot magnificent…Her first new assortment in ten years...These stories discover the diversity of emotional states the writer is known for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, remorse. It’s great to listen to her voice back” (People).
“A peerless, contemplative page-turner” (Vanity Fair), The country We’re In is ready how we are living within the locations we have now chosen—or been selected through. It’s concerning the tales we inform our households, our buddies, and ourselves, the truths we may perhaps or won't see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and the place we glance for love.
Many of those tales are set in Maine, yet The country We’re In is set greater than geographical place. a few characters have arrived in Maine unintentionally, others try to flee. the gathering is woven round Jocelyn, a wry, disaffected teen residing along with her aunt and uncle whereas attending summer season institution. As in existence, the narratives of alternative characters interrupt Jocelyn’s, occasionally difficult, occasionally embellishing her view.
“Ann Beattie slips right into a brief tale as perfectly as Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy dress: an iconic presentation, each one line and fold falling into position yet permitting room for shock” (O, The Oprah Magazine). “Splendid...memorable...every page…fitted out with the blessed finery of hypnotic storytelling” (The Washington Post), those tales describe a mind set, a way of being. The country We’re In explores, via women’s voices, the unforeseen moments and glancing epiphanies of lifestyle.