The first-ever collection of short stories from Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides presents characters
in the midst of personal and national emergencies.
We meet Kendall, a failed poet who, envious of other people’s
wealth during the real estate bubble, becomes an embezzler;
and Mitchell, a lovelorn liberal arts graduate on a search for
enlightenment; and Prakrti, a high school student whose wish
to escape the strictures of her family leads to a drastic decision
that upends the life of a middle-aged academic.
Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels Middlesex, The Virgin
Suicides and The Marriage Plot have shown him to be an astute
observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery and family
love.These stories, from one of our greatest authors, explore
equally rich and intriguing territory.
Narratively compelling and beautifully written, Fresh Complaint
shows all of Eugenides’s trademark humour, compassion and
complex understanding of what it is to be human.