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Title:The King in the Tree: Three Novellas
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0375415408
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Short stories, Fiction, Literary fiction, Literature, Short story collection

The King in the Tree: Three Novellas by Steven Millhauser

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The King in the Tree: Three Novellas From the author of Edwin Mullhouse and the Pulitzer Prize winning Martin Dressier come three dazzling novellas about the many shapes of love

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Dangerous Laughter, The Knife Thrower and Other Stories, Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright, Little Kingdoms, We Others: New and Selected Stories, The Barnum Museum, Voices in the Night: Stories, Enchanted Night, In the Penny Arcade
Edwin Mullhouse a novelist at is mysteriously dead at As a memorial Edwin s bestfriend Jeffrey Cartwright decides that the life of this great American writer must be told He follows Edwin s development from his preverbal first noises through his love for comic books to the fulfillment of his literary genius in the remarkable novel i Cartoons i, From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner sixteen new stories provocative funny disturbing enchanting that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit br br Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small town life Steven Millhauser further reveals in i Voices in the Night i the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what ifs or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns homes and even within our bodies br br Here too are stories culled from religion and fables Samuel who hears the voice of God calling him in the night a young pre enlightenment Buddha who searches for his purpose in life Rapunzel and her Prince who struggle to fit the real world to their dream br br Heightened by magic the divine and the uncanny shot through with sly and winning humor i Voices in the Night i seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives all done with the hallmark sleight of hand and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest contemporary storytellers, Cartoons that draw their creator into another world demonic paintings that exert a sinister influence on our own Fairy tales that express the secret losses and anxieties of their tellers These are the elements that Steven Millhauser employs to such marvelous and often disquieting effect in b Little Kingdoms b a collection whose three novellas suggest magical companion pieces to his acclaimed longer fictions br br In The Little Kingdom of J Franklin Payne a gentle eccentric constructs an elaborate alternate universe that is all the more appealing for being transparently unreal The Princess the Dwarf and the Dungeon is at once a gothic tale of nightmarish jealousy and a meditation on the human need for exaltation and horror And Catalogue of the Exhibition introduces us to the oeuvre of Edmund Moorash a Romantic painter who might have been imagined by Nabokov or Poe Exuberantly inventive as mysterious as dreams these novellas will delight mesmerize and transport anyone who reads them, From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of b Martin Dressler b comes a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town over one incredible summer night The delicious cast of characters includes a band of teenage girls who break into homes and simply leave notes reading We Are Your Daughters a young woman who meets a phantom lover on the tree swing in her back yard a beautiful mannequin who steps down from her department store window and all the dolls no longer believed in left abandoned in the attic who magically come to life br With each new book Steven Millhauser radically stretches not only the limits of fiction but also of his seemingly limitless abilities b Enchanted Night b is a remarkable piece of fiction a compact tale of loneliness and desire that is as hypnotic and rich as the language Millhauser uses to weave it