Most of the characters in Stone's stories are male, most of them have no first names. The writing is spare, the motivations and emotions are telegraphed. Everyone in this collection has been wounded by life, and anger is their shield against further pain. Stone is well-known for uncompromising prose on subjects as divergent as Vietnam and Hollywood. In Bear and His Daughter, he continues his exploration of the dark recesses of the human soul. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Some of these stories are pretty bleak but you expect that with this author. I think Robert Stone is an excellent writer - but I've liked some of his others better.Published 14 months ago by Diane L.
This isn't the most uplifting collection of stories; in fact, it's a bit depressing. Each story seems to remark on the fragility and transience of human life. Read morePublished on July 23, 2001 by JCB