Renderings (Paperback)

By James Sallis

Black Heron Press, 9780930773328, 107pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 1995

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Description

A man travels alone to an island. There he reflects on his life as an artist- a writer- and on the women he has loved. Soon the reader realizes that this man is on the edge of sanity, and his review of his life is his attempt to retain what he can of sanity and meaning. Renderings is a novel written so tightly that no air escapes and no impurity seeps in. Harlan Ellison says of the author: It is quite possible that speaking of Jim Sallis in the same tone as Poe and Dostoevski is not overblowing on my part. His early work indicates a mind and a talent of uncommon dimensions... He may well be one of the significant ones. New York Newsday: Sallis is a rare find...a fine prose stylist with an interest in moral struggle and a gift for the lacerating evocation of loss. Twentieth Century Fiction Writers: James Sallis's extraordinary fiction is distinguished by it honesty and meticulous artistry.


About the Author

Jim Sallis has published sixteen novels including the Lew Griffin series, The Killer Is Dying and Drive, from which the Cannes-winning film derived, plus multiple collections of stories, poems and essays, the standard biography of African-American writer Chester Himes, three books of musicology, and a translation of Raymond Queneau's novel Saint Glinglin. Jim has received a lifetime achievement award from Bouchercon, the Hammett Award for literary excellence in crime writing, and the Grand Prix de Littérature policière. Recent books include the novel Others of My Kind and Black Night's Gonna Catch Me Here: New and Selected Poems. A new novel, Willnot, is due shortly from Bloomsbury.



Praise For Renderings

“It is quite possible that speaking of Jim Sallis in the same tone as Poe and Dostoevski is not overblowing on my part. His early work indicates a mind and a talent of uncommon dimensions. . . . He may well be one of the significant ones.” — Harlan Ellison



“James Sallis is one of the best writers in the United States.” — Sue Walker, Editor, Negative Capability



“Sallis is a rare find . . . a fine prose stylist with an interest in moral struggle and a gift for the lacerating evocation of loss.” — New York Newsday



“James Sallis’s extraordinary fiction is distinguished . . . honesty and meticulous artistry.” — Twentieth Century Fiction Writers.