In each of these elegant and mesmerizing stories, Kim Edwards explores the lives of those who exist on the fringes of society--a fire-eater, an American and his Korean war bride, a juggler and a trapeze artist. Spanning several generations and transporting us to exotic locations in Europe, Asia, and America, this wise and exquisite story collection marks the debut of a gifted new voice in literature.
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Kim Edwards's stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Antaeus, and Story and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
"Impeccable, a treasure...[Kim Edwards] shows herself to be a fully realized writer.... Edwards's brilliance is evident in the way she constructs a story." --Patricia Lear, The Chicago Tribune
"[An] accomplished first collection.... The Secrets of a Fire King gives eloquence to their astonishing range of discoveries, and leaves the reader entranced."--Nina Sonenberg, The New York Times Book Review
"Striking...powerful."--Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe
"Stunning...[Edwards's] sinuous prose and endless empathy work their spell....Radiant, original, and passionate, these are memorable stories." --Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever
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Book Description Picador, 1998. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. Signed by Author. 0312195540 New Store Stock. Signed by Author. C92. Signed By Author. Quantity Available: 1. Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9780312195540. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20081113101609. Bookseller Inventory # 20081113101609
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Book Description Picador, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0312195540
Book Description Picador, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110312195540