'I look at all of Carver's work as just one story, for his stories are all occurences, all about things that just happen to people and cause their lives to take a turn... In formulating the mosaic of the film Short Cuts, which is based on these nine stories and a poem, 'Lemonade', I've tried to do the same thing- to give the audience one look... But it all began here. I was a reader turning these pages. Trying on these lives' - Robert Altman in his introduction.
"Raymond Carver's stories can be counted amongst the masterpieces of American fiction" * New York Times * "The stories overflow with danger, excitement, mystery and the possibility of life... His eye is so clear it almost breaks your heart" * Washington Post * "One of America's most original, truest voices" -- Salman Rushdie "Superb" -- Ian McEwan