By Alan Cheuse
Santa Fe Writer's Project, Paperback, 9780977679911, 117pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
"The two novellas that make up The Firesone of sorrow and one of radianceare filled with characters trying to maneuver that space between creation and destruction." Ana Menendez, author, Loving Che and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd
"The Fires offers the twin bequeathing of profound sadness and enchantment. Mr. Cheuse is a writer of immense gifts." Howard Norman, author, The Bird Artist and Devotion
"One of the smartest, most trustworthy reviewers in America. Now he shows us where he gets his authoritya fiction writer of startling talent." John Gardner, author, Grendel and The Sunlight Dialogues
"[Cheuse] reminds us how close art and chaos really are." The New York Times Book Review