Richard Krause has delineated, in fine detail and meticulous writing, the disconcerting strains underlying all humanity, sometimes by focusing on abandoned children, sometimes on sexual nuances, and sometimes on the lingering effect of World War II and its atrocities. Krause taught in Japan for several years; he also worked as a taxi driver in New York City for several years: oddly, those disparate occupations forge a finely hammered toughness into this collection, giving the reader plenty of quirky, desperate characters presented in a melodious, poetic fashion. Imagine, for instance, Baudelaire writing fiction—though you would need to add a tongue-in-cheek voice continually pulling the story back to offer perspective. The stories in this collection have been published in Hawaii Review, American Writing, The Crescent Review, Kansas Quarterly Confrontation, and other literary magazines.
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Richard Krause has been a taxi driver in New York City and a professor of English in Japan. He presently lives in Kentucky, where he has taught English for several years. This is his first story collection.
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Book Description Livingston Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1931982074
Book Description Livingston Pr, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 161 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1931982074