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Karen Brown is the author of Little Sinners and Other Stories, which was named a Best Book of 2012 by Publishers Weekly, and Pins and Needles: Stories, which was the recipient of AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her work has been featured in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, and Good Housekeeping. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of South Florida. (tillagd från Simon & Schuster)… (mer)
Karen Brown will discuss and sign her new short story collection, LITTLE SINNERS AND OTHER STORIES, on Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, Little Sinners captures the domestic world in all its blighted promise - a world where women’s roles in housekeeping, marriage, childbirth, and sex have been all too well defined, and where the characters fashion, recklessly and passionately, their own methods of escape. The stories feature a sad, strange mosaic of women and men grappling with the loss and pain of everyday existence, people inhabiting a suburban landscape haunted by ghosts: a mother who leaps from a ridge, a mistress found at the bottom of the Connecticut River, a father who dresses in a pale blue custom suit - and disappears. Smart, disturbing, and psychologically astute, this is an excellent collection of stories by a wonderful local author. Karen Brown’s first collection of short stories, Pins and Needles, won the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, and her stories have been included in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009 and The Best American Short Stories 2008. "Starting with the title story, about two friends whose cruel childhood prank has unexpected consequences, Brown delivers engaging gems with well-drawn heroines, mostly teenage girls or unhappy wives, whose fates are twisted by the interplay of love and death…The suspenseful writing and menacing erotic tension have a narrative pull that compels attention." Publishers Weekly "Brown's detailed style, meticulous in describing character and place, creates realistic slices of life…Her stories will appeal to short-fiction readers for their strength of style and depth of emotional resonance." Booklist "Karen Brown pulls off a Steinbeck-ian trifecta (powerful realism, literary depth, and unpretentious storytelling) with Little Sinners. This is a powerful and rare achievement that defines only topnotch authors." New York Journal of Books
Location: Street: 216 S Armenia Ave City: Tampa, Province: Florida Postal Code: 33609-3310 Country: United States (tillagd från IndieBound)… (mer)