A Stranger in This World: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) by Kevin Canty PDF

By Kevin Canty

ISBN-10: 0307826163

ISBN-13: 9780307826169

Within the culture of the works of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, this fiction debut shines with verbal brilliance. demanding but compellingly readable, the tales during this assortment discover the space among sadness and desire, among existence because it can be and existence because it is.

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He looked disconsolately at the red flocked wallpaper, heavy tapestries and encrusted paintings that adorned his office. Once he had happily displayed works of Lichtenstein – Look Mickey, Whaam and The Melody Haunts My Reverie – and covers of comic books, the pop art of mass production. But now his taste reflected a more ancient, decadent, European sensibility. ‘Longhi, tu che la mia musa sorella,’ he murmured. ’ Longhi, you summon my sibling muse. Your pen like mine is seeking truth. Ares circled a number in his ledger.

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