These ten wise, extraordinary tales explore the mysteries of love and our complex desire for connection. Spanning wide and diverse geographies--America, Nepal, South Africa, Germany--they showcase Guterson's gifts for psychological nuance, emotional suspense, and evocation of the natural world. In these pages, we meet, among others, a lonely landlord trying to reach out to his tenants; a middle-aged widower looking for love online; an American Jew traveling to Berlin to confront his haunted past. Celebrating the surprises that lurk within the dramas of our daily lives, "Problems with People" marks the return of a contemporary American master to the form that launched his literary career.
About the Author
David Guterson is the author of five novels: "Snow Falling on Cedars, "which won the PEN/Faulkner and the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award; "East of the Mountains; Our Lady of the Forest, "a "New York Times"Notable Book and a "Los Angeles Times "and "Seattle Post- Intelligencer "Best Book of the Year; "The Other; "and "Ed King. "He is also the author of a previous story collection, "The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind; "a poetry collection, "Songs for a Summons; "and two works of nonfiction, "Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense "and "Descent: A Memoir of Madness. "The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in Washington State.