Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry: Stories (Art of the Story) (Sale Copy)

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry (Sale Copy) cover
$10.99
On Hand: 5
Primary Author: 
McCracken, Elizabeth
Other Authors: 
McCracken, Elizabeth
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
Ecco
Publication Date: 
02/05/2019
ISBN: 
9780062873729
List price: $16.99

The singular, enchanting debut story collection from Elizabeth McCracken, now back in print as part of Ecco’s “Art of the Story” series, and with a new introduction from the author

Called “astonishingly assured” by The Guardian, the nine stories that make up Elizabeth McCracken’s debut story collection deal with oddball characters doing their very best to forge connections with those around them.

In “It’s Bad Luck to Die” a woman marries an older tattoo artist and finds comfort in agreeing to act as a canvas for his most elaborate work. “Some Have Entertained Angels, Unaware” follows a young girl as she comes face to face with a cast of eccentrics her recently-widowed father has invited to live in their expansive but dilapidated home. And in the title story, a young man and his wife are perplexed when an outspoken old woman shows up on their doorstep for a visit, claiming to be a distant aunt, even though she can’t be traced on a family tree.

At once captivating and offbeat, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry is a dazzling showcase of the early years of Elizabeth McCracken’s prodigious talent.