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Emporium An ATF raid, a moonshot gone wrong, a busload of female cancer victims determined to live life to the fullest these are the compelling terrains Adam Johnson explores in his electrifying debut collection A lovesick teenage Cajun girl, a gay Canadian astrophysicist, a teenage sniper on the LAPD payroll, a post apocalyptic bulletproof vest salesman each seeks connection and meaning in landscapes made uncertain by the voids that parents and lovers should fill With imaginative grace and verbal acuity, Johnson is satirical without being cold, clever without being cloying, and heartbreaking without being sentimental He shreds the veneer of our media saturated, self help society, revealing the lonely isolation that binds us all together


About the Author: Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson was born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona He earned a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992 a MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University, in 1996 and a PhD in English from Florida State University in 2000 Johnson is currently a San Francisco writer and associate professor in creative writing at Stanford University He founded the Stanford Graphic Novel Project and was named one of the nation s most influential and imaginative college professors by Playboy Magazine His fiction has appeared in Esquire, Harper s, and The Paris Review He is the author of Emporium, a short story collection and the novel, Parasites Like Us, which won the California Book Award His most recent novel, The Orphan Master s Son, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.



10 thoughts on “Emporium

  1. says:

    Man, can Adam Johnson write I have not yet read The Orphan Master s Son, for which he won the Pulitzer, though I plan to In the stories of this book, Johnson creates worlds that are off kilter, some downright bizarre, and his prose zings,


  2. says:

    Johnson seeks connection with this one or his characters do And in three of the stories I felt this connection as a reader too My three favourites, Teen Sniper, Your Own Backyard and The Death Dealing Cassini Satellite drove the point for me The


  3. says:

    Having read three of his books this year I can say that Adam Johnson is my favorite contemporary author His stories are never conventional, sometimes venturing deep into the weird where the resulting reaction could vary from laughter to strong dislike B


  4. says:

    Adam Johnson s debut short story collection shows tantalizing potential Johnson is a talented writer, and the prose on display here is strong There is also great creativity in these stories, which feature teenage sniper experts, busloads of hard partying cance


  5. says:

    The characters in Emporium, Adam Johnson s first book of stories, have a newer,optimistic vocabulary for violence This is what Lt Kim tells Tim, the teen police sniper, he will achieve through positive visualization during his kills in the lead story Teen Sniper Tim


  6. says:

    October 2009There is a sense of decay throughout Adam Johnson s stories, of an unraveling Things will, eventually, fall apart the center won t hold for long A teen sniper for the LAPD deals with near daily holdups and hostage situations in a juiced up Silicon Valley, while


  7. says:

    I had a wonderful literary experience attending the Orcas Island Lit Festival last weekend Adam Johnson was one of the talented authors I had a chance to hear interviewed I have read


  8. says:

    Pretty strong collected by Adam Johnson here Emporium would be an enjoyable read for anyone Off the top of my head, it s hard not to be moved by Trauma Plate, Teen Sniper the opening story , or The Death Dealing Cassini Satellite Most but not all of these stories are set in a near future


  9. says:

    There are four seamless and wildly inventive tales that illustrate excellent story telling This book is also a wonderful classroom text for College Reading Development Students have consistently responded positively to reading those four stories, and many in depth and thought provoking class di


  10. says:

    This book struck me as a bad impression of the contemporary Ironic Male Short Story Writer Even the diction seemed loosely formed and without a certain urgency I look for in short stories.


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