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Title:The King in the Tree: Three Novellas
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Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:0375415408
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Short stories, Fiction, Literary fiction, Literature, Short story collection

The King in the Tree: Three Novellas by Steven Millhauser

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The King in the Tree: Three Novellas From the author of Edwin Mullhouse and the Pulitzer Prize winning Martin Dressier come three dazzling novellas about the many shapes of love

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The Barnum Museum, We Others: New and Selected Stories, Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright, In the Penny Arcade, Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer, Voices in the Night: Stories, Dangerous Laughter, Little Kingdoms, The Knife Thrower and Other Stories, Enchanted Night
Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father s cigar store In the course of his restless young manhood he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top accompanied by two sisters one a dreamlike shadow the other a worldly business partner As the eponymous Martin s vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality madness and ambition art and industry a sense of doom builds piece by hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter sweet conclusion, From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner sixteen new stories provocative funny disturbing enchanting that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit br br Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small town life Steven Millhauser further reveals in i Voices in the Night i the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what ifs or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns homes and even within our bodies br br Here too are stories culled from religion and fables Samuel who hears the voice of God calling him in the night a young pre enlightenment Buddha who searches for his purpose in life Rapunzel and her Prince who struggle to fit the real world to their dream br br Heightened by magic the divine and the uncanny shot through with sly and winning humor i Voices in the Night i seamlessly combines the whimsy and surprise of the familiar with intoxicating fantasies that take us beyond our daily lives all done with the hallmark sleight of hand and astonishing virtuosity of one of our greatest contemporary storytellers, Cartoons that draw their creator into another world demonic paintings that exert a sinister influence on our own Fairy tales that express the secret losses and anxieties of their tellers These are the elements that Steven Millhauser employs to such marvelous and often disquieting effect in b Little Kingdoms b a collection whose three novellas suggest magical companion pieces to his acclaimed longer fictions br br In The Little Kingdom of J Franklin Payne a gentle eccentric constructs an elaborate alternate universe that is all the more appealing for being transparently unreal The Princess the Dwarf and the Dungeon is at once a gothic tale of nightmarish jealousy and a meditation on the human need for exaltation and horror And Catalogue of the Exhibition introduces us to the oeuvre of Edmund Moorash a Romantic painter who might have been imagined by Nabokov or Poe Exuberantly inventive as mysterious as dreams these novellas will delight mesmerize and transport anyone who reads them, No description available