'Fresh Complaint': Acclaimed novelist Jeffrey Eugenides' short stories are a mixed bag

For the aspiring short-story writer, one assumes few volumes would provide more reassurance than a collection that shows a justifiably acclaimed author’s growing pains from uneven early works to masterful later pieces. That’s the evolution on display in “Fresh Complaint: Stories,” the first book of stories by Jeffrey Eugenides, author of such novels as “Middlesex” and “The Marriage Plot.”

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  • Jeffrey Eugenides
    Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides (1993), Middlesex (2002), and The Marriage Plot (2011).
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    Jeffrey Eugenides’s Short Stories Salvage Wit From Life’s Grind. ... Two stories in “Fresh Complaint” peel off from his novels. “The Oracular Vulva” (the title comes from the name of a ...
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