Black Glass

Black Glass

Short Fictions

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Penguin Putnam
An early work from PEN/Faulkner Award winner and Man Booker finalist Karen Joy Fowler, reissued and beautifully repackaged for new fans and old.

First published in 1998 to high praise, and now reissued with the addition of a prefatory essay,Black Glass showcases the extraordinary talents of this prizewinning author. In fifteen gemlike tales, Fowler lets her wit and vision roam freely, turning accepted norms inside out and fairy tales upside downpushing us to reconsider our unquestioned verities and proving once again that she is among our most subversive writers.

So, then: Here is Carry Nation loose again, breaking up discos, smashing topless bars, radicalizing women as she preaches clean living to men more intent on babes and booze. And here is Mrs. Gulliver, her patience with her long-voyaging Lemuel worn thin: Money is short and the kids can’t even remember what their dad looks like. And what of Tonto, the ever-faithful companion, turning forty without so much as a birthday phone call from that masked man?
It is a book full of great themes and terrific storiesbut it is the way in which Fowler tells the tale, develops plot and character, plays with time, chance, and reality that makes these pieces so original.


Random House, Inc.
An early work from PEN/Faulkner Award winner and Man Booker finalist Karen Joy Fowler, reissued and beautifully repackaged for new fans and old.

First published in 1998 to high praise, and now reissued with the addition of a prefatory essay,Black Glass showcases the extraordinary talents of this prizewinning author. In fifteen gemlike tales, Fowler lets her wit and vision roam freely, turning accepted norms inside out and fairy tales upside down—pushing us to reconsider our unquestioned verities and proving once again that she is among our most subversive writers.

So, then: Here is Carry Nation loose again, breaking up discos, smashing topless bars, radicalizing women as she preaches clean living to men more intent on babes and booze. And here is Mrs. Gulliver, her patience with her long-voyaging Lemuel worn thin: Money is short and the kids can’t even remember what their dad looks like. And what of Tonto, the ever-faithful companion, turning forty without so much as a birthday phone call from that masked man?
It is a book full of great themes and terrific stories—but it is the way in which Fowler tells the tale, develops plot and character, plays with time, chance, and reality that makes these pieces so original.

Baker & Taylor
Fifteen short stories rife with irony, historical overtones, and a feeling for the picaresque include accounts of Carry Nation's fight against topless bars and Tonto's fortieth birthday, which passes without well wishes from the Lone Ranger.

Baker
& Taylor

Reissued with a new essay, a wide-ranging collection by the best-selling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves includes the stories of a radical feminist, the wife of a long-absent spouse and a once-famous sidekick. By a PEN/Faulkner-winning and Man Booker-shortlisted author. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2015, c1998
ISBN: 9780399175794
Branch Call Number: FIC FOW
Characteristics: xvi, 286 p. ;,22 cm.

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