The Caprices

Sabina Murray (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$13.00  $11.96
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
June 10, 2007
Pages
210
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.65 X 8.2 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802143136
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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

"The Caprices" grapples with regrettably marginalized but extraordinarily significant events of World WarII...[Murray} fuse[s] together the ordinary and incomprehensible.
Sania Murray's stories about colonialism and war glitter with juxtapositions.
War is an unusual subject for a young female writer; with each piece, Murray proves to be increasingly exceptional.
Murray has marshalled searing prose to construct tales of faith (more often than not unwarranted), courage and savagery.
The two notions of war as another planet and of cognitive displacement are endered with chance timing and shocking force...
Murray crafts her pieces as series of snapshots...that alternately zoom to details and step back for panoramic historical sweeps.
[Murray] turns the bombed-out and broken setting of World War II into a theater for humankind, where weakness and grace are writ large.