The Houses of Children
Afterword by Bradford Morrow
Collection Lannan Selections
A ghost story unfolds simultaneously across three centuries and two continents; a young cannibal details the daily life and appetites of his clan; a man slowly, and without pain or blood, loses his limbs, his tongue, and his sight. Drawing on traditions as diverse as Southern romanticism, urban avant-garde, and black comedy, this collection culled from Coleman Dowell's entire career displays the wide range of his talent and the stylistic beauty of his prose.
Nb of pages 199 p.
Publication Date 01 September 2000
Nb of pages 199
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $11.95
Each superbly crafted story in The Houses of Children reveals a master storyteller. One is captivated by the elegance, the shrewdness of wit, and the remarkable psychological acumen. It is a fabulous book! -Walter Abish
Sharp, sometimes stinging, richly rooted in time and place, often funny and sexy, these stories are the excruciating last words of someone crucified by his own exquisite and all-comprehending sensibility. -Edmund White
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Genres : Fiction : United States and Canada
Countries : United States of America