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This will be difficult to explain and other stories

This will be difficult to explain and other stories

Skibsrud, Johanna, 1980-

Taking readers from South Dakota to Paris to Japan, into art galleries, foreign apartments, farms and beach hotels, Johanna Skibsrud introduces an astonishing array of characters in these stories

Book. English.
Published London: William Heinemann, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Johanna Skibsrud
ISBN: 0434021709, 1446494225, 9780434021703, 9781446494226
Note: Originally published: Toronto, Ont.: Hamish Hamilton, 2011.
Physical Description: 169 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Short stories.

Author note

Johanna Skibsrud is the author of two collections of poetry.The Sentimentalists, her first novel, won the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. She lives in Montreal and Tucson.


"The characters in thesenote-perfect storiestend to make their most important discoveries by stumbling against them.The writing here is an absolute joy to read; clear, economical and condensed."
The Times||"Funny, thoughtful and oblique, Skibsrud's stories explode with sudden meaning."
Independent||"What is it about Canada that keeps on producing some of the best short stories writers in the world? The latest of the younger generation and the most talked about is Johanna Skibsrud. It's a name that might be hard to remember, but her stories are difficult to forget."
Daily Mail