Cities I've Never Lived In
Cities I've Never Lived In
Sara Majka

In subtle, sensuous prose, the stories in Sara Majka's debut collection explore distance in all its forms: the emotional spaces that open up between family members, friends, and lovers; the gaps that emerge between who we were and who we are; the gulf between our private and public selves. At the center of the collection is a series of stories narrated by a young American woman in the wake of a divorce; wry and shy but never less than open to the world, she recalls the places and people she has been close to, the dreams she has pursued and those she has left unfulfilled. Interspersed with these intimate first-person stories are stand-alone pieces where the tight focus on the narrator's life gives way to closely observed accounts of the lives of others. A book about belonging, and how much of yourself to give up in the pursuit of that, Cities I've Never Lived In offers stories that reveal, with great sadness and great humor, the ways we are most of all citizens of the places where we cannot be.

Cities I've Never Lived In is the second book in Graywolf's collaboration with the literary magazine A Public Space.

Title Cities I've Never Lived In
Subtitle Stories
Author Sara Majka
Publisher Graywolf Press
Title First Published 16 February 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 1555977316
ISBN-13 9781555977313
Publication Date 16 February 2016
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.

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