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- DescriptionAn early work from PEN/Faulkner Award winner and Man Booker finalist Karen Joy Fowler, reissued and beautifully repackaged for new fans and old. First published in 1998 to high praise, and w reissued with the addition of a prefatory essay, Black Glass showcases the extraordinary talents of this prizewinning author. In fifteen gemlike tales, Fowler lets her wit and vision roam freely, turning accepted rms inside out and fairy tales upside down pushing us to reconsider our unquestioned verities and proving once again that she is among our most subversive writers. So, then: Here is Carry Nation loose again, breaking up discos, smashing topless bars, radicalizing women as she preaches clean living to men more intent on babes and booze. And here is Mrs. Gulliver, her patience with her long-voyaging Lemuel worn thin: Money is short and the kids can t even remember what their dad looks like. And what of Tonto, the ever-faithful companion, turning forty without so much as a birthday phone call from that masked man?It is a book full of great themes and terrific stories but it is the way in which Fowler tells the tale, develops plot and character, plays withtime, chance, and reality that makes these pieces so original.
- Author BiographyKAREN JOY FOWLER is the author of six novels and three short story collections. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the California Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
- Author(s)Karen Joy Fowler
- PublisherMarian Wood Books/Putnam
- Date of Publication23/06/2015
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMarian Wood Books/Putnam
- Weight408 g
- Width147 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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