What You See in the Dark

By Manuel Munoz
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616201401, 273pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Description
The long-awaited first novel by the award-winning author of two impressive story collections explores the sinister side of desire in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout locations for a film about madness and murder at a roadside motel. Unfolding in much the same way that Hitchcock made "Psycho"--frame by frame, in pans, zooms, and close-ups--Mun oz's re-creation of a vanished era takes the reader into places no camera can go, venturing into the characters' private thoughts, petty jealousies, and unrealized dreams. The result is a work of stunning originality.



About the Author
Manuel Mun oz's short story collection, "The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue", was a finalist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and the prestigious Whiting Award, and is currently teaching creative writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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