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We're in Trouble Paperback – March 1, 2006
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Set in the Midwest, snow is a common factor, the weight of it, the cold, the sharp etching of emotions, an acknowledgement of extremes. Each story posits a different situation, where death, or the possibility of it, plays a central role. In "Cross Country", a boy takes a single step into manhood, traveling with a man who may or may not be his father. The boy is tentative, wary, riding in a rattling truck from Illinois to Colorado. There are no answers in this story, only questions and the knowledge that this boy's life has altered course. In "Solos", a famous mountain climber's wife endures the familiar agony of waiting to hear whether her husband lives or dies in his quest of the mountain. She has made a terrible bargain by loving this man, the mountain a mistress she cannot fight, torn between love and rage.
In "In the Event", a single young man is faced with raising the son of his best friends, just that night killed in a car accident, his life choices truncated without warning, as he grieves for the loss of the familiar while facing the challenge of the future.Read more ›
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I really wish more people had heard of this book and read it. I remember reading this book almost two years ago when I randomly picked it up and the stories have still stayed with... Read morePublished on July 16, 2014 by dneel
A magnificently written collection that will grab and hold you until the end. The characters vary and the viewpoints shift widely with each perspective. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by Mom of Marvelous Monsters
I found every story in Coake's collection, 'We're in Trouble,' compelling and exciting. Death and its ultimate finality loom large in the background of each story in one way or... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by CL
Best short stories I have read in a while-- I was pointed to Coake's collection after reading Nick Hornby's comment that "when you're reading these stories, you forget to... Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by Ceaseless reader
Reading reviews of Kevin Wilson's "Tunneling to the Center of the Earth" led through Amazon links to Christopher Coake's "We're in Trouble"..... Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by Lon Glover
This is an excellent collection of short stories and I highly recommend them to anyone. As others have indicated, the stories are about love in different situations and different... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by S. Merritt
Christopher Coake's debut collection is nothing less than exceptional!
"We're in Trouble" is easily one of the top three best books of short stories I have ever read. Read more
take the phone off the hook, don't control nothing with the remote, be prepared to drag at work the next day because you absolutely won't be able to put this down until the 4:00... Read morePublished on December 3, 2008 by blues_punk