'This is the squalid, or moving, part of the story, and the scene changes. The people change, too. I'm still around, but from here on in, for reasons I'm not at liberty to disclose, I've disguised myself so cunningly that even the cleverest reader will fail to recognize me.'
This collection of nine stories includes the first appearance of J. D. Salinger's fictional Glass family, introducing Seymour Glass in the unforgettable 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish'.
'The most perfectly balanced collection of stories I know' Ann Patchett
An extract from A Perfect Day for Bananafish, the first story from the collection of nine exceptional short stories from J. D. Salinger. 'She was a girl who for a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing. She looked as if her phone had been ringing continually ever since she had reached puberty.'
A novel in two intertwining stories, Franny & Zooey brilliantly captures the emotional strains and ruptures of entering adulthood. 'Lane Coutell, in a Burberry raincoat that apparently had a wool liner buttoned into it, was one of the six or seven boys out on the open platform. Or rather, he was and he wasn’t one of them.'