Tales of the New World: Stories

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Grove Press, Black Cat
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.67 X 1.09 X 8.22 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802170835
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About the Author

Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines and is currently a member of the MFA faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Tales of the New World, A Carnivore's Inquiry, Forgery, and The Caprices, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Reviews

--A New York Times Editors' Choice
--An O, The Oprah Magazine Book of the Week

"Riveting . . . Unsettling, lavish stories . . . It's a brutal frontier world Murray investigates, one she questions in all its dark detail. . . . The masterpiece is 'Fish, ' which could have been a book on its own . . . the kind of discovery that will stick with you for life."--Leigh Newman, O, The Oprah Magazine (Book of the Week)

"[A] singular new collection . . . [In] delicate prose . . . Murray writes of Italian noblemen, African chiefs, Russian prisoners, Australian Aborigines, even Aztec kings; of times and places, horrors and joys; of oceans, deserts, starvation--of quite simply everything--very beautifully, bringing it all close to us, to here, to now."--The New York Times Book Review

"Brilliant . . . Masterly explorations of bitter, terrifying truths."--Boston Globe

"These wayfaring stories hitch a ride with people who launch out past the boundaries of their maps. . . . The collection opens with a fantastic feminist novella called 'Fish' . . . [a] wry, atmospheric story . . . a brilliantly surreal representation of a strong woman's internalized anxities. . . . 'Fish' could find a place between feminist materpieces like The Yellow Wallpaper and Wide Sargasso Sea."--The Washington Post

"At once dark and humorous, Murray's atmospheric tales enchant the reader with their potent mix of history and legend."--The Daily Beast

"By some force of prose brilliance or act of poetic magic, Murray hypnotizes the reader."--Elle

"Murray's spirited writing is rooted in humanity and creates a fine sense of the real behind the lore."--Publishers Weekly

"[Murray] is astute about the addictive nature of adventure and the unnerving relationship between the explorer and those he explores."--Kirkus Reviews

"Engrossing . . . Murray dives into this mixture of history and highly-charged fiction with all the writing skills you'd expect from a PEN/Faulkner Award winner. . . . Read this book for its inventive, masterful writing style, for the energy of its voyages, for the quotidian images of horror."--Washington Independent Review of Books

"At once fearlessly blunt and stylishly ethereal . . . Delicately drawn . . . Unique and ambitious . . . [with] a haunting grandeur . . . Each of the tales demonstrates Murray's extraordinary gift for rendering vastly disparate worlds with remarkable persuasiveness and verisimilitude. . . . Tales of the New World spares no blows. Murray's sophisticated prose demands patient, careful reading, and the dark realities that permeate her re-imagining of history present a frankly pessimistic view of the long, reckless journey of so-called civilization. . . . This elegant volume's title seems to refer less to the wilderness of unspoiled territories than to the interior wilderness of the human heart--a destination no less daunting or terrible."--Chapter 16 blog