Download Sleeping Mask: Fictions by Peter LaSalle PDF

By Peter LaSalle

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

“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.

Show description

Read or Download Sleeping Mask: Fictions PDF

Best u.s. short stories books

The Source of Life and Other Stories (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize)

From “The 8 Rhetorical Mode”Later he requested, “Would you're keen on to move for a hike someday? ” and trains of notion left the station: He skill to get to understand me and we would depart the town jointly and it’s been decades because I climbed a mountain. That educate chugged right into a wider brighter kingdom forever.

El intérprete del dolor (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition)

L. a. entusiasta acogida que el público lector hispanohablante ha deparado a las dos últimas novelas de Jhumpa Lahiri —Tierra desacostumbrada y los angeles hondonada— ha hecho crucial los angeles reedición de su ópera prima, con l. a. que l. a. escritora indo-norteamericana inició su fulgurante trayectoria literaria. Con apenas treinta y dos años, esta joven estadounidense de ascendencia bengalí obtuvo nada menos que el Premio Pulitzer y se ganó el elogio unánime de l. a. crítica y los lectores con su prosa diáfana y precisa como un bisturí.

Sleeping Mask: Fictions

“LaSalle’s [stories] go beyond their details to teach individuals with goals, dilemmas, and disappointments that would flow any reader. ” —Jhumpa Lahiri, Harvard Review“Haunting and evocative. . . . LaSalle’s prose is lyrical, every now and then rhapsodic, and his characters memorable. ” —Kirkus stories (starred review)The twelve tales of drowsing masks, written in propulsive, fluid prose, introduce readers to striking characters.

Gravity Changes (American Readers Series)

Gravity alterations is a suite of fantastical, off-beat tales that view the quotidian global in the course of the lens of the absurd. Set in a surreal fictional global that's populated through unusual characters—children who defy gravity, a guy who marries a light-bulb, the satan and his miracle-worker wife—these tales take extensive steps outdoor of fact, discovering new how one can remove darkness from fact.

Extra info for Sleeping Mask: Fictions

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 28 votes