- File Size: 595 KB
- Print Length: 195 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Authorhouse (May 2, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 2, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004Z1UI84
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,471,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Here's what Kirkus Reviews, "The World's Toughest Book Critics"(TM), says about the book:
This scintillating collection of a novella and eight short stories uses offbeat character studies to wrestle with snaky issues of identity and self-knowledge. Hébert's loquacious, usually anonymous narrators are obsessed with penetrating the riddle of the people around them.
In "MindWarp," a nameless writer battens for inspiration on Guy, a working-class barfly who is almost elemental in his beaten-down ordinariness. Things get complicated when Guy begins an affair with the feisty, appealing Yolanda; the couple pushes back against the writer's determination to "warp" their reality into a fictional celebration of heroic failure--until the writer himself seems to become the unstable, increasingly desperate creation of his own story.
Quirky, opaque figures abound in other stories; "Ana, Always," about a Yugoslavian youth's efforts to fathom the tragic mystery of a middle-aged woman, is a meditation on family and exile, while "Stephen," the weakest piece, gives us a maudlin tale of a boy and an injured rabbit who become martyrs to real estate development. "Silence," a somewhat affected tale about a guilt-burdened war veteran who acquiesces in his wife's affair with an ex-comrade, finds power in the evanescent fracturing of its hero's personality.Read more ›