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Elizabeth McCracken is the author of five books, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry (stories), The Giant’s House (a National Book Award finalist), Niagara Falls All Over Again, the memoir An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and Thunderstruck & Other Stories (winner of th. .

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of five books, Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry (stories), The Giant’s House (a National Book Award finalist), Niagara Falls All Over Again, the memoir An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, and Thunderstruck & Other Stories (winner of the 2014 Story Prize, long-listed for the National Book Award. three of which were New York Times Notable Books. She has received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts

The singular, enchanting debut story collection from Elizabeth McCracken, now back in print as part of Ecco’s Art of.

The singular, enchanting debut story collection from Elizabeth McCracken, now back in print as part of Ecco’s Art of the Story series, and with a new in.

Elizabeth McCracken is the author of Niagara Falls All Over Again, winner of the PEN/Winship Award, as well as Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry?, a collection of stories. She has received grants and awards from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. I first encountered one of McCrackens' short stories in the 2011 Best American Short Stories series, a piece titled, Property. It was an absolutely beautiful story certainly worthy of being included in the prestigious anthology.

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry is a collection of short stories by Elizabeth McCracken first published in 1993 by Random House. It was included on the American Library Association's "List of Notable Books for 1994. It's Bad Luck to Die. Some Have Entertained Angels, Unaware. Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry. The Bar of Our Recent Unhappiness. What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children.

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Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry. Called astonishingly assured by The Guardian, the nine stories that make up Elizabeth McCracken’s debut story collection deal with oddball characters doing their very best to forge connections with those around them.

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry. by Elizabeth McCracken. In It’s Bad Luck to Die a woman marries an older tattoo artist and finds comfort in agreeing to act as a canvas for his most elaborate work.

In nine stories-all but the title one narrated in the first person-McCracken investigates the lives of the .

In nine stories-all but the title one narrated in the first person-McCracken investigates the lives of the freaks. It's Bad Luck to Die'' records the thoughts of a tall, blond, relatively young widow as she comes fully to appreciate that her now-deceased dwarflike elderly husband Tiny, a tattoo artist, has covered every inch of her body in decals, slogans, and copies of Masterpieces of the Renaissance.

Elizabeth McCracken's first novel, THE GIANT'S HOUSE-a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award-was widely . I was in the mood for short stories this time around and I picked up Elizabeth McCracken's Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry because the premise seemed interesting.

Elizabeth McCracken's first novel, THE GIANT'S HOUSE-a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award-was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic ye. I love dark, surrealistic short stories and I couldn't wait to give this a whirl. This collection is so much more than I had expected!

McCracken, Elizabeth. Short stories, American. New York : Turtle Bay Books

McCracken, Elizabeth. New York : Turtle Bay Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. It's bad luck to die - Some have entertained angels, unaware - Here's your hat what's your hurry - The bar of our recent unhappiness - Mercedes Kane - What we know about the lost aztec children - June - Secretary of State - The goings-on of the world.

Elizabeth McCracken's first novel, THE GIANT'S HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCracken's stories are a delightful blend of eccentricity and romanticism. In the title story, a young man and his wife are intrigued and amused when a peculiar unknown aunt announces a surprise visit--only the old woman can't be traced on the family tree. In "What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children," the "normal" middle-class son of a former circus performer (the Armless Woman) must suddenly confront his mother's pain. In "It's Bad Luck to Die," a young woman discovers that her husband's loving creations--he's a tattoo artist--make her feel at home in her skin for the first time. Daring, offbeat, and utterly unforgettable, Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry is the work of a n unparalleled young storyteller who possesses a rare insight and unconventional wisdom far beyond her years. Her stories will steal your heart.Elizabeth McCrackens first novel, THE GIANTS HOUSE--a finalist for the 1996 National Book Award--was widely praised for its heart, its humor, and its poetic yet unsentimental voice. Like her extraordinary novel, McCrackens stories are a delightful blend of eccentricity and romanticism. In the title story, a young man and his wife are intrigued and amused when a peculiar unknown aunt announces a surprise visit--only the old woman cant be traced on the family tree. In What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children, the normal middle-class son of a former circus performer (the Armless Woman) must suddenly confront his mothers pain. In Its Bad Luck to Die, a young woman discovers that her husbands loving creations--hes a tattoo artist--make her feel at home in her skin for the first time. Daring, offbeat, and utterly unforgettable, Here;s Your Hat Whats Your Hurry is the work of a n unparalleled young storyteller who possesses a rare insight and unconventional wisdom far beyond her years. Her stories will steal your heart.

Comments: (7)

Arakus
I love Elizabeth McCracken. When I read this line in "Some Have Entertained Angels Unaware," I knew that I would follow its writer anywhere she wanted to take me: "Dad was thin then - maybe still is - and as chinless and gloomy as a clarinet." McCracken is a wonder, with characters, with language, and with the twisting roads of a story. I can feel only grateful that she is a writer and that we get to read what she puts on the page.
Delirium
I picked this book up on a whim. I'd never heard of McCracken, but I liked the title. What a wonderful surprise!
I read a lot of short story collections, but I have to admit that I usually approach them with a sense of duty, not anticipation. (For me, reading short stories is like eating broccoli; I do it because I think I ought to, not because it's fun). But "Here's Your Hat.." is a joyous exception. THis collection is as readable and compelling as the best of novels.
McCracken's writing is beautiful --artistic but understated-- and her stories are like nothing else I've read. Funny and tragic at the same time. She has a taste for the bizarre; her characters range from the slightly odd to the downright freakish, but she somehow maintains complete believability. In general, I am turned off by "endearingly quirky" characters because they usually seem so contrived (think of that movie, "Benny and Joon" and you'll know what I mean). But McCracken is such a talented writer that she can make you feel a powerful affinity with even the most outlandish person.
I especially enjoyed "It's Bad Luck to Die", and the title story (both these pieces have final lines that will take your breath away) but all the stories in this book are excellent.
In short, if you don't read this collection, you're missing out. And if McCracken's two novels turn out to be as good as her short stories, I think I may have a new favorite author.
Zololmaran
I was in the mood for short stories this time around and I picked up Elizabeth McCracken's Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry because the premise seemed interesting. I love dark, surrealistic short stories and I couldn't wait to give this a whirl. This collection is so much more than I had expected! The prose is absolutely gorgeous and I was enthralled and riveted by her words and oddball situations from beginning to end. Some stories haunted me and others touched me with their poignancy. There are no words to describe this collection. The stories that I loved the most were "It's Bad Luck to Die," "The Bar of Our Recent Unhappiness," "Some Have Entertained Angels, Unaware," and "What We Know About the Lost Aztec Children." The aforementioned stories captivated me and I read most of them more than once. Are you in the bargain for a surreal and poignant short fiction collection? I suggest you give McCracken's Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry a whirl. You won't regret it! I will definitely read more stuff by Elizabeth McCracken.
Bradeya
Each story is a world in itself...all unique and intricate. I was drawn in to each story so perfectly by Elizabeth. I almost thought these were nonfiction. When I finished the book, I wanted so much more from her. Later I found The Giant's House, and I still want more! She is just so personable and communicates well in her writing.

I randomly bought Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett, which is amazing. I love both Patchett's and McCracken's writing style. I read a book about american women authors, which consisted of interviews. It turns out that Ann and Elizabeth were friends and they met at a writers' colony. So if you get a chance, check out Ann's books too!
Funny duck
Very disappointing.
I am hcv men
I read the first story - "It's bad Luck to Die" and thought I'd look forward to the rest of this book -- but when I read the next story ("Angels Unawares") and confronted the humorous(?) attempt to describe a dog that had brutalized kittens, I closed the book and brought it back to the library. There's already too much of that kind of suffering in the world -- why try to play it for a laugh????
Cordantrius
I first encountered one of McCrackens' short stories in the 2011 Best American Short Stories series, a piece titled, Property. It was an absolutely beautiful story certainly worthy of being included in the prestigious anthology. I ordered Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry shortly after and was not disappointed. This collection oozes with quirky character, unique perspective, and has a dash of magic that is hard to pin down but is present in all good fiction.
I thought this was a novel when I started reading it, and was disappointed when the first story did not develop into a novel... and the second one, and the third... in other words, most of the stories felt too short, too unresolved, too much like chapters from a novel. Only the last one, "The Goings-On of the World," was long enough to feel complete.

I loved the story about a woman who marries a tattoo artist and gets herself covered in tattoos by him; it has mind-joggling images and metaphors about the meaning of tattoos in life, and I really wanted it to continue and develop, but it just... stopped.

Then there was the title story, an interesting one about an old woman who travels around getting free temporary housing by pretending she is a distant relative, until her story is blown and she has to move on; it too, just... stopped.

Ms. Mccracken is a good writer; the lack is in the form, not in the writing.
Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry: Stories download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Elizabeth McCracken
ISBN: 0380730790
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: HarpPeren; English Language edition (January 1, 1900)
Pages: 210 pages