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  • Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988
  • ISBN: 0871132613
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All You Can Eat, Stories

In this second collection of stories, Hemley's characters strive to live with a decency no longer common. They confess to ignorance, or the wrong kind of knowledge, but while they quietly make mistakes, they also make amends.


"Hemley's stories are filled with... powerful and surrealistic images, some of them frightening, some of them funny." — Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"In variously troubled waters, the people in Robin Hemley’s short stories cling to their sense of humor." — People Magazine

"There is so much promise in this first book from a writer of clear ambition. Hemley is an urban writer of spark and vigour." — Times Literary Supplement

"The best stories in Robin Hemley's collection have a Holden Caulfield sense of how it is to be young and misunderstood in the world... Alarmingly adept." — Sunday Times