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By Peter LaSalle

“LaSalle’s [stories] go beyond their details to teach individuals with goals, dilemmas, and disappointments that would stream any reader.” —Jhumpa Lahiri, Harvard Review

“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.

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