In ten new stories, Thom Jones introduces us to hard-luck fighters steeling themselves for battles they've already lost, doctors who fall in love with their illnesses, and a strung-out advertising writer who uses the hand of the devil to do the work of god. At the end of the day, the only ones still standing have gone head-to-head with the world's brutality - and remain ready, hopelessly potent yet irreversible doomed, to battle all over again. Thom Jones has a wicked appetite for existential calamity and an unflagging ...

Cold Snap: Stories 1996, Back Bay Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316472579

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Cold Snap: Stories 1995, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316473071