From the Place in the Valley

From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest : Stories

Paperback (13 Jan 2005) | English

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Synopsis

A collection of truly brilliant short stories, each depicting the deeply personal experience of a universal or historical event. Momentous fiction from the best American writer of his generation.

A group of housewives smoke cigars and play cards whilst a tornado approaches a west Texas town. An Asian-American medic bicycles through the Vietnam countryside with her husband and son and returns to the spot where she once held dying soldiers. Or a young rockabilly aficionado prepares for a date in a Ukranian village close to Chenobyl. The words of Beatles songs sung in a Cambodian work camp.

Cullin's ability is to miraculously create moments of true pathos which distill important human experience into a single hair-raising image. I can honestly say they are the best stories I have ever read, they are chillingly good and I have utter conviction that this is a great writer.

Book information

ISBN: 9780297829508
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 247
Weight: 280g
Height: 217mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 20mm