The People Who Report More Stress

Author: Varela, Alejandro

Publication Date:

February 2023

Pages:

256

Original language and publisher

English (USA) | Astra House

Territories Handled

World excl. North America

Genres

Literary Fiction, Short Stories

The People Who Report More Stress

Author: Varela, Alejandro

Synopsis

THE PEOPLE WHO REPORT MORE STRESS is a collection of connected stories about a man named Eduardo—a deeply introspective, class-jumping, gay, Latinx, public health advocate in gentrified Brooklyn. Dealing with issues around parenting, systemic and interpersonal racism, and class conflict, these stories speak to what many American readers are grappling with right now.

“I see Varela’s writing as a modern, urban entry in the tradition of works like John Cheever’s The Stories of John Cheever or Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love—a tradition kept alive by writers like Teju Cole in Every Day is for the Thief and Jamel Brinkley in A Lucky Man.”—Danny Vazquez, acquiring editor at Astra House

Marketing Information

  • COMPARATIVE TITLES BY OTHER AUTHORS:
    • LOT/Bryan Washington
    • A LUCKY MAN/Jamel Brinkley
    • HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE/Nafissa Thompson-Spires
    • SOUR HEART/Jenny Zhang
    • EVERY DAY IS FOR THE THIEF/Teju Cole

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