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ISBN: 1582345856
Author: Owen King
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (July 5, 2005)
Pages: 256
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 830
Size Fb2: 1803 kb
Size ePub: 1984 kb
Size Djvu: 1918 kb
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The stories in this collection, along with Owen King's brilliant title novella set in Maine after the 2000 election, carry the weight of real emotion and revelation and showcase the impressive versatility of a rising talent.

The stories in this collection, along with Owen King's brilliant title novella set in Maine after the 2000 election, carry the weight of real emotion and revelation and showcase the impressive versatility of a rising talent. An adolescent encounters a giant reptile. Funny and poignant, these stories are textured gems. -People (four-star critic's pick)

A Novella and Stories.

A Novella and Stories. For information address Bloomsbury USA, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Published by Bloomsbury USA, New York Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers. All papers used by Bloomsbury USA are natural, recyclable products made from wood grown in well-managed forests.

Owen King manages to take all of these characters and their idiosyncratic lives and weave stories that are darkly hilarious, truthfully touching, and leave the reader in no doubt that we really are all in this together. San Antonio ExpressNews. Hardcover: 256 pages. Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (July 5, 2005).

We're All In This Together, a common expression of solidarity, may refer to: We're All In This Together, a 2017 album by Walter Trout. We're All in This Together", a song and dance routine from the soundtrack to the 2006 American television film High School Musical. We're All in This Together", a Ben Lee song from the album Awake Is the New Sleep. We're All in This Together, a song by Old Crow Medicine Show from their self titled album.

I've been nominated for a National Magazine Award and recognized in the Pen/O. Henry Prize Stories series. My first novel, Double Feature, was published by Scribner in spring 2013 and my first graphic novel, Intro to Alien Invasion, co-written with Mark Jude Poirier and illustrated by Nancy Ahn, is scheduled.

Owen King is a writer interested in the choices we make when we're most conflicted. All together, or all alone? Funny, insightful, and always entertaining, We're All in This Together launches the career of an extraordinarily talented writer. A young husband must decide whether or not to commit a ghoulish crime; a baseball player in a fantastic 1930s Coney Island is assailed by the guilt of an illicit romance; a nineteenth-century itinerant dentist finds himself snowed in with a group of trappers for a long evening of primitive surgery and laughing gas reveries.

We're All In This Together is the first book written by Owen King, collecting four short stories and a novella. From the 26-year-old scion of literary giant Stephen King comes a compelling, imaginative debut collection of four short stories both creepy and heartfelt, plus a compassionate novella about a 15-year-old son of a single mother

Owen King is a writer interested in the choices we make when we're mostconflicted. Book Description Imaginative, gripping stories and a funny, poignant novella set in Maine after the 2000 presidential election make up this exciting literary debut

Owen King is a writer interested in the choices we make when we're mostconflicted. Book Description Imaginative, gripping stories and a funny, poignant novella set in Maine after the 2000 presidential election make up this exciting literary debut. Owen King is a writer interested in the choices we make when we're mostconflicted.

Owen King should be commended for his fabulous novella and short story collection, "We're All in This Together"

Owen King should be commended for his fabulous novella and short story collection, "We're All in This Together". Not only because the result is a hilarious and touching tour de force which honestly made me both laugh and cry, but because he tackles many of the same thematic and stylistic questions as a number of his more established contemporaries and, I think, emerges victorious

A heavy snow was falling, thickening the pass, and slowing their trek.

A heavy snow was falling, thickening the pass, and slowing their trek gle beast made of flickering light, shambling and swaying, perhaps wounded. But no creature observed them. They were on their way to Kosskoff's wife. The trappers kept a cabin and a carving shed on the south side of the mountain, three or four miles up. Kosskoff's wife had something wrong with her teeth. She was pregnant; it wasn't safe for her to travel.

Imaginative, gripping stories and a funny, poignant novella set in Maine after the 2000 presidential election make up this exciting literary debut.

Owen King is a writer interested in the choices we make when we're most conflicted. A young husband must decide whether or not to commit a ghoulish crime; a baseball player in a fantastic 1930s Coney Island is assailed by the guilt of an illicit romance; a nineteenth-century itinerant dentist finds himself snowed in with a group of trappers for a long evening of primitive surgery and laughing gas reveries. Whether they're set in the past or the present, tinged with the macabre, the solemn, or the absurd, all of the stories in this collection carry the weight of real emotion and revelation and showcase King's impressive versatility.

In his novella, King tells the story of George, the teenage son of a single mother, and the only grandson of a family of union organizers in Maine. George's grandfather Henry, obsessed with the outcome of the 2000 election, has planted a giant billboard of homage to Al Gore in his front yard that he suspects has been defaced by the paperboy, now a sworn enemy. Meanwhile, George's mother is about to marry Dr. Vic, who, besides being possessed of an almost royal obliviousness, may even have voted for George W. Bush. George is a nervous accomplice to his grandfather's increasingly unhinged behavior, and a righteous adversary at war with his mother over her marriage. George's struggle is a funny and moving parallel for our times: How will we fight? All together, or all alone? Funny, insightful, and always entertaining, We're All in This Together launches the career of an extraordinarily talented writer.

Comments:

Micelhorav
I was about to dismiss this book as written by Owen King, the son of Stephen King, whom I assumed would be riding his famous dad's coattails. No-siree-bob. Owen is wearing his own literary coat and is marching onto the scene as a force to be reckoned with.

This novella "We're All In This Together" is a compilation of four short tales that both tug at the heart and bring a smile (sometimes at the same time). I recently saw a post on an author's blog asking the question: How important is the setting to the overall premise of your novel? The answers ranged from "sort of" to "very". I think in this volume by Owen King you can say that the settings almost became a character as he seizes the place and mood so profoundly and weaves them into his stories.

The short book is made up of several tales including "Frozen Animals" (A dental tale); "Wonders" (Baseball? Must have gotten the bug from daddy dearest); "Snake" (A tale of a father's falsehoods) and "My Second Wife" (A bizarre trip featuring the car of a death row convict).

This young man can write, suck you into his stories and leave you cringing but wanting more. It's almost too bad that he comes from such literary lineage as, like me, some folks may dismiss him before giving him a chance. Read this book! Really! I don't use exclamation points indiscriminately!!
Rose Of Winds
These stories are over the top great. I was so pleasantly surprised. The title story kept me completely engrossed until its final unexpected ending. Than I wanted to throw my kindle across the room. But, in a good way. I was completely not expecting it. Then the short stories. Brilliant! I believe the short story is a very fine artform and Owen knows exactly how to do it. I wanted to give him 5 stars but unfortunately this is the worst ebook copy i have read yet. It is not the authors fault but man it is like someone sprinkled punctuation all over it. Terrible. I plan to get a hard copy of this book to add to my collection and I will be getting a few extras for gifts. Bravo Owen King!
Naa
You can kind of tell that Owen is a chip off the old block by some of his strange short stories, but most are pretty good. The novella, "We're All In This Together" is really good and tells the tale of life through the eyes of a teenager. Hip dialog with descriptive wording makes this a worthwhile read.

One of the short stories were just a hair short of weird, "Frozen Animals." I never really understood it even when I read it through a second time. I really enjoyed the others "Wonders", "Snake" and my favorite, "My Second Wife". Mr. King's stories are a bit off but in a good way. I'm sure you will find his stories keeping you engrossed till the end. And maybe you will figure out "Frozen Animals" as I am still trying to. Enjoy!
Endieyab
The overarching theme of "We're All In This Together," the main novella in Owen King's debut collection, is that people are insane. Left, right, conservative, liberal - they're all nuts. They also all (well, almost all) believe that they're doing the right thing, but as King so astutely points out, well-intentioned crazy is still crazy. The novella is not just a gripping, touching and hilarious story; it's an important one, particularly in today's perspective-free political climate.

This book also takes a vast view of literary possibility. Every story is different, but King always demonstrates a keen eye for details both absurd and heart-rending while never managing to lose sight of his stories' vital emotional core. Even "My Second Wife" - a bit of sublime absurdity that starts with a parade and ends with an anorexic emu - touches on a serious place, a place full of love and loss and the power of human connection. These stories (like "Wonders," a Tim Powers-esque freakshow with a horribly beautiful edge, and "Frozen Animals," which seems to have been written in Jack London's darkest place) are full of sharp, tight images and observations that stay with you long after the covers are closed. Owen King is that rarest of all writers: a gifted storyteller with a true insight into human nature.
Ausstan
I wanted to like this book partly because I am an avid fan of his father, Stephen King. I think Owen has the gift but this book just didn't get it for me. I stopped reading it about three quarters of the way through. Maybe to be fair I should finish it but it just lost me. I would certainly give Owen another go round. I don't always love everything his Dad writes but for the most part I enjoy his works enough it has kept me a fan! This applies to most authors I have enjoyed. Keep at it Owen!
Doukasa
While it is clearly understood that every writer must have his/her own "voice", I had hoped that Mr Owen King would have learned more from his esteemed father, mother and brother. This collection, every story, was disjointed, and badly done. Not one single story had a defined beginning, middle, or end. They all seemed to be nothing more than half formed ideas that never really came to fruition. Badly edited, with countless spelling, and grammatical errors as well. VERY disappointed.
Zeli
Very disappointed in this collection, I was hoping for much stronger work. The writing is fine and even poetic at times, and for the most part it's enjoyable enough to carry you along on its own. But the endings are terrible, just terrible. Every story felt like he just lost his direction and gave up, not one story left me fulfilled, nor did a single one leave me with anything new to think about later. Simply sub-standard fare, I'm afraid.
I've tried to read this 4 different times now, and gave up each time. It's just not interesting. However, I do enjoy Owen's style of prose and will give his next book a shot.

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