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Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

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Barry Hannah Long, Last, Happy
Long, Last, Happy

“Barry Hannah is the best fiction writer to appear in the South since Flannery O’Connor.”
Larry Mcmurtry

“Barry Hannah is an original, and one of the most consistently exciting writers of the post-Faulkner generation.”
William Styron, Salon

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“Consists of well-written, timeless stories about the pain of everyday life, and one doesn’t need to be brokenhearted to identify with them. . . . Aims to please those who aren’t expecting candy on Valentine’s Day.” —Whitney Matheson, USA Today
Dumped
By B. Delores Max
Grove Press
978-0-8021-3961-0 • $14.00 • Paperback • Feb. 2003
Anthology
Heartbreak takes many forms, and the stories in Dumped attack them all: from the head-clearing uplifting dump and the merely annoying dump; to the crushing dump, which leaves you hollow and weepy, and the death knell, when the supposed soul mate takes off, burning rubber down the highway of life and the other person is roadkill.

“I looked out onto the waters of the lake, hoping to cast myself out to be chewed up and swallowed deep down, to be digested by burning fluids, fishy acids, until there was nothing left of me at all to feel the pain of being dumped by my only true love.” —Dallas Angguish, from The Camping Ground

“Be careful not to combine ‘four dry sakes’ with your ‘creeping feeling of insecurity and dread,’ or you might find yourself saying, ‘Wipe that damn grin off your face!’ . . . The hip East Village location can’t be beat, since her apartment is ‘within walking distance,’ which makes it very convenient if you should choose to ‘lean on her buzzer for an hour’ until she calls ‘the cops.’” —Noah Baumbach, from The Zagat History of My Last Relationship

“I go into the basement to start a load of wash. When I begin separating, I find a pair of David’s boxer shorts, the blue ones, and, God help me, I bury my face in them for the smell of him. I look up and see my sewing machine. I bring his shorts over to it. Then, using a hidden seam, I sew the fly shut.” —Elizabeth Berg, from Open House

Contributors:
Steve Almond
Dallas Angguish
Jane Austen
Noah Baumbach
Jo Ann Beard
Saul Bellow
Elizabeth Berg
Elizabeth Bowen
Raymond Carver
Roald Dahl
Andre Dubus
Richard Ford
Bruce Jay Friedman
Roger Hart
Lorrie Moore
Alice Munro
Haruki Murakami
Dan O’Brien
Dorothy Parker
Lucinda Rosenfeld
Will Self
William Trevor
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