By Peter LaSalle
Haunting and evocative. . . . LaSalle’s prose is lyrical, now and then rhapsodic, and his characters memorable.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The twelve tales of Sleeping Mask, written in propulsive, fluid prose, introduce readers to outstanding characters. They comprise a baby soldier despatched to raid a women’ boarding university, a Virginia Woolf student surviving melanoma, a determined author dwelling below fascism in a futuristic Latin the United States, 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 adolescence, the place he's led out to sea by way of his mother’s ghost.
LaSalle’s tantalizing fictions” are evocative of some 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 private components of the modern human situation, equivalent to the character of erotic wish, the legacy of paintings and artistry, the facility of grief and worry, and the horror of battle and violence.
Peter LaSalle is the writer of a number of books of fiction, together with the tale collections Tell Borges in the event 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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