The Dead Fish Museum

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
April 10, 2007
Pages
236
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.65 X 8.02 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400077939
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About the Author

Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of The Point and Orphans, a collection of essays. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, and A Public Space. Among other honors, he is a recent recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award.

Reviews

"These evocative stories are dark and graceful, as deeply nuanced as novels. D'Ambrosio evokes lives of regret and resignation, and there's never a false note, only the quiet desperation of souls seeking the elusive promise of redemption." --The Miami Herald"Charles D'Ambrosio works a rich, deep, dangerous seam in the brokenhearted rock of American Fiction. His characters live lives that burn as dark and radiant as the prose style that conjures them, like the blackness at the center of the candle's flame. No one today writes better short stories than these." --Michael Chabon"D'Ambrosio, who should be ranked up near Carver and Jones on the top tier of contemporary practitioners of the short story, manages to channel Carver's deftly elliptical manner and Jones' wounded machismo. Yet in this collection he marks out his own territory, using only the most steadfast and difficult of a writer's tools-craft and character-and his own marvelously skewed lens." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The stories that make up The Dead Fish Museum are lithe masterpieces of emotional chiaroscuro." --Elle"Impossible to put down. D'Ambrosio's prose is fluid, even insinuating. Sentence leads on to sentence with a momentum that mimics the twisted logic of madness, the small steps and sudden turns that lead people from well-lit streets and into dark alleys." --The Seattle Times"Every other sentence is a masterpiece. Not a museum--type masterpiece, to be admired but not touched, to be treasured but not explored, but one you could find on a nature trail, created by the author but guided by the hand of God. . . . A reader will gain something rare after reading this book: a sense of wonder at the resilience of a human soul." --Bloomsbury Review