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Publisher Comments:

From a writer who has won comparison with Thomas Pynchon and William S. Burroughs comes thirteen unnerving and often breathtaking stories populated by punks and angels, skinheads and religious assassins, streetwalkers and fetishists--people who live outside the law and and the clear light of the every day. Set in landscapes as diverse as ancient Babylon, India, and the seamy underbelly of San Francisco, these daring and innovative tales are laced with Vollman's fertile imagination. The Rainbow Stories ushers us into a world that bears an awful yet hypnotic resemblance to that of our deepest nightmares, confirming Vollman's reputation as a dark visionary of contemporary fiction.

Synopsis:

Here are 13 daring and innovative tales dealing with "skinheads, x-ray patients, whores, lovers, fetishists, and other lost souls" who populate landscapes as diverse as ancient Babylon, India, and contemporary San Francisco. Part fiction, part reportage, these narratives are laced with a bleak and bitter humor, and portray a dazzling array of characters.

About the Author

William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140171549
Other:
Vollmann, William T.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Vollmann, William T.
Author:
Vollmann, William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
103-412
Publication Date:
19920731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.6 x 1 in 0.95 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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