Raymond Carver, 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,' published by Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, first published in 1974, this is the stated first Vintage Books edition of March, 1982.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is a 159 page paperback measuring 7 1/8" x 4 1/4". The cover has a large crease across the front. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked with some creasing to the bottom pages. The inside covers are starting to have light tanning to the edges. The condition is fair.
"Carver knows America like no one else writing....Each story tells us something new about ourselves as we interpret them by way of our own experience. We think we know what's coming. But we're almost always wrong. What do our expectations tell us about ourselves? That is Carver's point, and his genius." --Hope Harris, Houston Chronicle
"I'm nuts about Raymond Carver's new stories. They're as real as discount stores, time clocks, the franchises in small towns, bad marriages. His rumpled men and ragged women will break your heart." --Stanley Eakin
"Masterful....the first impact of all the stories is sharp and visceral. Only afterward, as the skeleton of each one keeps rattling in the mind, does the painstaking intelligence of their designer become apparent." --Meredith Marsh, The New RepublicISBN: 0-394-75080-5