Vampires in the Lemon Grove : Stories (Hardcover)

Author: Russell, Karen

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From the author of the instant "New York Times"-bestseller "Swamplandia!" (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Russell''s gifts at their inimitable best.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307957238
SKU 228684335
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307957233
Release Date 2/12/2013
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1.25T
Praise
"Russell's great gift--along with her antic imagination...is her ability to create whole landscapes and lifetimes of strangeness within the confines of a short story."
"A grim, stupendous, unfavorable magic is at work in these stories. They are not chicly ironic or satiric and certainly not existentially or ethically curious....[Russell's] work has a velocity and trajectory that is little less than dazzling and a tough, enveloping, exhilarating voice that cannot be equaled. Sometimes not even by Karen Russell herself."
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Editors Note From the author of the instant New York Times best seller Swamplandia! (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell's gifts at their inimitable best.In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979," a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis"--stories of children left to fend for themselves in dire predicaments--find Russell veering into more sinister territory, and ultimately crossing the line into full-scale horror. In "The New Veterans," a massage therapist working with a tattooed war veteran discovers she has the power to heal by manipulating the images on his body. In all, these wondrous new pieces display a young writer of superlative originality and invention coming into the full range and scale of her powers.
Editors Note 1 A new collection of stories by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of Swamplandia! features such protagonists as a pair of centuries-old vampires whose relationship is tested by a sudden fear of flying, a dejected teen who communicates with the universe through objects from a seagull nest and a massage therapist who heals a tattooed veteran by manipulating the images on his body. 75,000 first printing.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Knopf Publishing Group

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