Title: The Next New World
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1989. Crown. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 209 pages. hardcover. Jacket watercolor by Connie Nelson - 'Southern Spell Series'. Signed by The Author. 051757067x. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 26470. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Chameleon-like, Shacochis assimilates diverse geographic locales and voices in these surprising stories. In I Ate Her Heart, a wild tall tale set in Texas, a harmonica-playing good-old-boy finds that violence and love may intersect. Where Pelham Fell is about a diehard Virginia aristocrat who obsessively collects bones from a Civil War battlefield. Contrived diction mars The Trapdoor, set in an Elizabethan London playhouse. The opener, Les Femmes Creoles, hilariously yet touchingly limns two old crones who weave romantic rescue fantasies around male intruders on their derelict plantation. Three of the eight tales return to the Caribbean locale that Shacochis musically evoked in his first collection, Easy in the Islands , which won a 1985 American Book Award. The most complex piece here, Celebrations of the New World, is a zinger. The respective families of a newly married couple their roots generically Midwestern and Lebanese-Irish-Mexican confront each other in a July Fourth bash; we see America as a seething caldron rather than a melting-pot. These memorable stories capture a sense of the enormous compromises that life forces on us as we lurch toward a clouded future. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. . Bookseller Inventory # 26470
Synopsis: A collection of short stories by Shacochis in which he explores the possibilities of variation in the art of story writing.
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