Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories
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BeschreibungThe stories in this prize-winning collection evoke a complete world, one so richly imagined and finely realized that the stories themselves are not so much read as experienced. The world of these stories is Portuguese-American, redolent of incense and spices, resonant with ritual and prayer, immersed in the California culture of freeway and commerce. Packed with lyrical prose and vivid detail, acclaimed writer Katherine Vaz conjures a captivating blend of Old World heritage and New World culture to explore the links between families, friends, strangers, and their world. From the threat of a serial killer as the background for a young girl's first brush with death to the fallout of a modern-day visitation from the Virgin Mary; from an AIDS-stricken squatter refusing to vacate an empty Lisbon home to a mother's yearlong struggle with the death of her synesthetic daughter, these deft stories make their world ours.
InhaltsverzeichnisTaking a Stitch in a Dead Man's Arm; All Riptides Roar with Sand from Opposing Shores Our Lady of the Artichokes; My Bones Here Are Waiting for Yours; The Man Who Was Made of Netting; The Knife Longs for the Ruby The Mandarin Question; Lisbon Story
PortraitKatherine Vaz is a Briggs-Copeland Fellow in fiction at Harvard University. She is the author of "Saudade," a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection; "Mariana," available in six languages and selected by the Library of Congress as one of the Top 30 International Books of 1998; and "Fado & Other Stories," winner of the 1997 Drue Heinz Literature Prize.
Pressestimmen"In Katherine Vaz's new volume of short fiction, she demonstrates brilliantly that rare quality of truly fine writing--a deeply profound knowingness about the human condition. Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories will even more widely prove what is already clear to many: Katherine Vaz is a master of the short story." Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain "Katherine Vaz captures brilliantly the tragicomedy of people caught between ancient superstitions and modern values, people longing to cross over from one culture to another, from loneliness to love, from folly to grace. Her stories glow with a fairy-tale magic, yet they also feel uniquely and delightfully new." Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and The Whole World Over
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 151 Seiten