Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Raymond Carver


This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

Paperback, 144pp
Vintage Classics, 2009 (1981)
ISBN 9780099530329