What's Important is Feeling
What's Important is Feeling
Adam Wilson

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.

Title What's Important is Feeling
Subtitle Stories
Author Adam Wilson
Publisher Harper Perennial
Title First Published 25 February 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0062284789
ISBN-13 9780062284785
Publication Date 25 February 2014
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.99

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