Apparition & Late Fictions

A Novella and Stories

By Thomas Lynch
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393042078, 216pp.)

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2010 Indie Next List
“In Apparition & Late Fictions Thomas Lynch has created a collection of beautifully written and quirky stories about the allure, allusiveness, and redemptive powers of love and the variety and finality of death. These evocative tales, set mostly in the Midwest, are filled with memorable characters who will keep anyone who loves good writing turning the pages.”
-- Nancy Fontaine, The Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock, VT


Description
A Methodist minister gone astray, a grieving trout bum gone fishing with his father 's remains, an artist overwhelmed by incarnate beauty these are just a few of the iconic yet utterly unique characters in Thomas Lynch 's spirited collection. Set in Michigan 's north woods, in Ohio 's interior, on islands, in casinos, and in distant cities, these stories are linked by the gone and not forgotten: former spouses, dead parents, and missing children. In pursuit of love and its redemptions, these are pilgrims haunted by memory, dogged by desire, made radiant by romance and its denouements. With the elegant prose of Frederick Busch and the Irish sensibility of William Trevor, Lynch masterfully creates a world where mirage and apparition are commonplace, where people searching for connection and old comforts find them both near at hand and oddly out of reach.
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