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"... a great collection of modern tales."


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ABOUT WHY THEY CRIED

Jim Hanas writes a lean and powerful line that makes even absurd situations -- a man who cries professionally, a talking dog that can't really talk -- seem painfully familiar. Why They Cried -- which features stories that originally appeared in McSweeney's, One Story, and Fence -- answers its own question, and the answer is funnier than you think.

PRAISE FOR WHY THEY CRIED

"Reminiscent of George Saunders and James Thurber, Why They Cried is a great collection of modern tales."

–Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief and co-founder of One Story magazine



"... demonstrates real insight into the way we live now."

–Glenn Lester at The Rumpus



"Jim Hanas has a remarkable talent for imagining and crafting uncanny little worlds that make me vaguely nervous. And yet I never want to leave."

–Rob Walker, co-founder of Significant Objects



"A tender and smart assembly of fiction about people trying to communicate -- with each other, the world -- and all the ways they fail. Fail better, fail beautifully."

–Fiona Maazel, author of Last Last Chance



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