Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us


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Author: Kinder, Colleen (ed)
Publication date: 22/03/2022
Imprint: Algonquin US
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781643751245

When Colleen Kinder put out a call for authors to 'write a letter to a stranger who haunts you', she opened the floodgates. The responses - intimate and addictive, all in the form of letters, all written in the second person - began pouring in. These short, insightful essays by today's best literary minds are organised around such themes as Grati tude, Wonder, and Farewell, and guide us both across the globe and through the mysteries of human connection.

Bestselling author Leslie Jamison, who provides the foreword, reveals she has been haunted for years by a traveling magician she met in Nicaragua. Journalist Ted Conover writes his missive to a stranger he met on a New Yorker assignment in Rwanda. From the story of Vanessa Hua's shoe shopper in China to the tale of Michelle Tea's encounter in a Texas tattoo parlour, these pieces are replete with observations about how to live and what to seek, and how a stranger's loaded glance, shared smile, or question posed can alter the course of our lives. Moving and unforgettable, Letter to a Strangeris an irresistible read for any literary traveler and the perfect gift for anyone who is haunted by a person they met once but will remember forever.

'A celebration of the adventure that is other people.' - Ariel Levy, author of The Rules Do Not Apply

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Dimensions 140 × 210 mm


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