House of Anansi Press

Nine Inches


Written by Tom Perrotta

Published September 07, 2013 | ISBN 9781770894280
FICTION / Short Stories

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

256 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

Nine Inches


Tom Perrotta

The new collection from the New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children, featuring stories focusing on Perrotta's familiar suburban nuclear families.

Tom Perrotta’s first book, Bad Haircut, consisted of linked stories featuring a shared protagonist. Now, nineteen years later, he has written and compiled his first true short story collection. This twelve story collection features a group set in Perrotta’s trademark suburban setting, focusing on the fissures in families and unexpected connections among members of typical American communities, including “Senior Season” and "Nine Inches." Other offerings showcase Perrotta's assured, smooth writing, but many may surprise fans with new protagonists and concerns. One of these twistier stories is “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face,” which was the Boston Book Festival’s first all-city One City, One Story selection in 2010.


Following up on his dramatic and bestselling novel The Leftovers, which is being developed by HBO as a series, Nine Inches is a varied and interesting book from one of our most thoughtful and elegant writers.

About the Author

Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the author of eight books, most recently The Leftovers. Two of his novels — Election and Little Children — have been made into acclaimed and award-winning movies. Perrotta grew up in New Jersey and now lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.

Awards and Praise
One of the pleasures of Nine Inches is that...[the stories] have emotional momentum.
Nine Inches