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Ocean State

The stories of Ocean State roll over the reader like a wave. Family pleasures, marriage, the essential moments and mysteries of a seemingly ordinary world that break into magical territory before we can brace ourselves—Jean McGarry puts us in life’s rough seas with what the New York Times has called a "deft, comic, and devastatingly precise" hand.

About the Author

Jean McGarry teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Ocean State is her eighth book of fiction. Dream Date, Gallagher’s Travels, Home at Last, The Very Rich Hours, and Airs of Providence have also been published by Johns Hopkins. Her short stories have appeared in, among other publications, The New Yorker, The Yale Review, Boulevard, and The Southwest Review.

Reviews

McGarry's stories are psychological studies constructed around a moment of reckoning—a first date at the church social, a wedding day tomorrow, the last reveries of a dying man. She burrows deeply into the sensibilities of recognizable, ordinary people—our younger selves, sisters and brothers we could know, parents and adult children we have been or have observed.

- Projo Arts Blog, Providence Journal

Exceptionally intense, intricately structured, and as arresting and consistently engaging as fractal art... the stories trace characters' sense of a double existence: the life inside family, defined and constrained by McGarry's meticulous details, and the boundless life of the spirit. Her literary progenitors range from Willa Cather to Virginia Woolf--but she brings a savage lyricism to her stories, a sense of rage contained perilously by wit and intelligence, that gives the stories a menacing aspect, like watching a man threatening suicide walk on a ledge.

- The Hopkins Review
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So the Story Goes

edited by John T. Irwin and Jean McGarry - foreword by John Barth
Apr 2005 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Dream Date

Jean McGarry
Apr 2002 - Johns Hopkins University Press
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Airs of Providence

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