By Peter LaSalle
Haunting and evocative. . . . LaSalle’s prose is lyrical, from time to time rhapsodic, and his characters memorable.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The twelve tales of Sleeping Mask, written in propulsive, fluid prose, introduce readers to amazing characters. They comprise a toddler soldier despatched to raid a women’ boarding institution, a Virginia Woolf student surviving melanoma, a determined author dwelling lower than fascism in a futuristic Latin the USA, the spirits of lately deceased students on a travel of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and a middle-aged guy transported again to his youth, the place he's led out to sea via his mother’s ghost.
LaSalle’s tantalizing fictions” are evocative of a number of the nice innovators of postmodern literature, from Borges to Nabokov, whereas charting a course totally their very own. via all in their stylistic pyrotechnics those tales by no means forsake wealthy characterization and plotting to probe the inner most elements of the modern human situation, resembling the character of erotic hope, the legacy of artwork and artistry, the ability of grief and worry, and the horror of struggle and violence.
Peter LaSalle is the writer of a number of books of fiction, together with the tale collections Tell Borges should you See Him, recipient of he Flannery O’Connor Award, and What i discovered Out approximately Her, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize briefly Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas, the place he's a member of the inventive writing school on the collage of Texas, and Narragansett, in his local Rhode Island.
Read Online or Download Sleeping Mask: Fictions PDF
Best u.s. short stories books
Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting affects of yank Indian and white tradition all through her lifestyles. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she used to be expert at boarding faculties that enforced assimilation and used to be witness to significant occasions in white-Indian kin within the past due 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her bothered own heritage, Zitkala-Sa created tales that remove darkness from the tragedy and complexity of the yankee Indian adventure.
Notion scary, unpredictable and arguable, looking for Us is an unorthodox choice of brief tales and poetry. the fast tales (80% of the booklet) include many Twilight region like stories. whereas many of the tales are travel-related, is the reader taken on a trip of geography or a pilgrimage of the brain?
The booklet of quantity of this landmark assortment celebrates the shut of the centennial yr of Thornton Wilder's start. This quantity collects 17 performs from the author's three-minute and five-minute performs for 5 actors sequence and contains the full-length play The Alcestiad, an immense paintings through the writer of Our city and the surface of Our the teeth which has lengthy been unavailable.
"If you ever questioned what existence is like for the down and out, the outstanding Sojourner lays it out in designated and unsparing prose in her most recent number of brief tales. all through, Sojourner's skill to deliver awesome characters to existence and convey intensity and center to bland conditions makes this assortment memorable.
- The Lost Woods: Stories
- Black Maps (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction)
- Faeries Gone Wild: Four Sensuous Stories
Extra resources for Sleeping Mask: Fictions