Synopses & Reviews
The New York Times Book Review said of the original hardcover edition, "Vitality passes like a torch through these stories". From the gourmet cook in "Sweet Feed" preparing a last supper for a condemned prisoner, to the anorexic girl in "Eating for Theodora", each of these twelve stories grapples with the visceral and bloody aspect of human nature, and our instinct to rise above it.
Table of Contents
Sweet feed -- The order of goodness -- Closed to the natural world -- Eating for Theodora -- El ojito del muerto (eye of the dead one) -- Uriel -- On faith alone -- The good and faithful widow -- Revelations of child love for the soul of Dame Mi Mah -- Hallie : how love is found when the heart is lost -- The erotic life of Luther Burbank -- The instinct for bliss.