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He Runs the Moon, Tales from the Cities

Wendy Brandmark

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ISBN 10: 1907320601 / ISBN 13: 9781907320606
Published by Holland Park Press, 2016
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Title: He Runs the Moon, Tales from the Cities

Publisher: Holland Park Press

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

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Fiction. HE RUNS THE MOON is a collection of atmospheric stories of life in the rundown Capitol Hill area of Denver, the Bronx and Boston during the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Brandmark, a great storyteller in the American tradition, draws you in. Take the Denver stories which form a narrative of a Gothic city populated by people who feel they don't quite belong. In one story creative writing students are all secretly in love with their professor but does he register them at all?

Figures from the 'old world' haunt the children and adults in the Jewish community of New York City. A troubled granny with a head that is bothering her, and the 'witch' in the basement flat, who has dark marks on her arm.

In the Boston tales characters piece together dreams from the fragments of their lives. Be transported to the occupational hazards of sharing rooms in a dull green clapboard house which seemed to pitch and heave.

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Wendy Brandmark is a fiction writer, reviewer and lecturer. She writes both novels and short stories. Her first novel, The Angry Gods, was published by Dewi Lewis in 2003, and the US edition in 2005. Her second novel, The Stray American, was published in 2014 by Holland Park Press and was longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. Wendy's short stories have been widely published in British and American magazines and anthologies, including The Massachusetts Review, Riptide Journal, Stand Magazine, Lilith Magazine, and North American Review. Her reviews have appeared in The Financial Times, New Statesman, The Literary Review, The Independent and The Times Literary Supplement. Wendy supervises second year students in the Oxford University Master of Studies (MSt) in Creative Writing, and she teaches fiction writing at The City Lit. She grew up in the Bronx, went to university in Boston and completed her MA in Creative Writing in Denver. London is now her home.

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