William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780061139710, 240pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2007
Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado. By turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these powerful tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths—and reveal that the truth awaiting us there is not what we would expect.
About the Author
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family.
Praise For Coronado: Stories…
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“There’s not a wasted word in these dark, spare tales about disenfranchised males of the South”
— Library Journal (starred review)
“[Dennis Lehane is} an author whose stories make us dig down unto our own hopes and fears.”
— USA Today
“a brilliant, insightful and intriguing literary voyage”
— Boston Herald
“the kind of lyrical writing that is to literature what John Prine and Tom Waits are to music.”
— San Jose Mercury News
“the stuff of a reliable pro”
— Daily News
“Lehane has a startling capacity for assessing broken people ”
— Entertainment Weekly
“Five richly vernacular stories and one play…Powerfully envisioned lives, recounted unflinchingly.”
— Publishers Weekly