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, aNew York TimesNotable Book and aLos Angeles TimesandSeattle Post- IntelligencerBest Book of the Year;The Other;andEd 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 SenseandDescent: A Memoir of Madness.The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in Washington State."