Novelties & Souvenirs

Collected Short Fiction

By John Crowley
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780380731060, 352pp.)

Publication Date: May 2004

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Description

A master literary stylist, John Crowley has carried readers to diverse and remarkable places in his award-winning, critically acclaimed novels -- from his classic fable, Little, Big, to his New York Times Notable Book, The Translator. Now, for the first time, all of his short fiction has been collected in one volume, demonstrating the scope, the vision, and the wonder of one of America's greatest storytellers. Courage and achievement are celebrated and questioned, paradoxes examined, and human frailty appreciated in fifteen tales, at once lyrical and provocative, ranging fromthe fantastic to the achingly real. Be it a tale of an expulsion from Eden, a journey through time, the dreams of a failed writer, ora dead woman's ambiguous legacy, each story in Novelties & Souvenirs is a glorious reading experience, offering delights to be savored ... and remembered.




About the Author

John Crowley lives in the hills of northern Massachusetts with his wife and twin daughters. He is the author of ten previous novels as well as the short fiction collection, Novelties & Souvenirs.




Praise For Novelties & Souvenirs

“A pleasing introduction to a very interesting writer’s several “worlds.””
-Kirkus Reviews

“John Crowley is an abundantly gifted writer.”
-New York Times Book Review

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