Stolen Pleasures: Selected Stories of Gina Berriault
July 01, 2011
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Gina Berriault was the author of four novels, three earlier short story collections, and several screenplays. One of the most celebrated short story writers in her lifetime, she was the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and a Commonwealth Gold Medal for Literature. She died in 1999. Leonard Gardner is a novelist and screenwriter. His novel Fat City was made into a film by John Huston and is recognized as a classic American novel. He lived with Gina Berriault for many years. Jane Vandenburgh's most recent book is Architecture of the Novel. She is also the author of two novels, Failure to Zigzag and The Physics of Sunset, and a memoir, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century. She lives in Point Richmond, California.
Praise for Stolen Pleasures [Berriault's] legacy involves both a piercing sense of observation and a recognition of the whims of fate . . . Berriault never loses sight of the power of imagination, which, even if only for a moment, can transform our lives. --Los Angeles Times No two of the stories is alike and each taps into the fundamental emotions that drive our lives. --Bookviews