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Norman Lock


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Fiction. In Java, a master of the shadow-puppet theater seeks to possess--by his art--a woman, who perishes as though by the contagion of his unnatural desire. SHADOWPLAY is a meditation on story-telling as an act of seizure, a parable of obsession and of the danger of confounding the real with its representations. A] journey as delicious as it is threatening--R.M. Berry. Lock's] prose is melodial, and alert to every signal from the unseen--Gary Lutz. Wise up and get all you can of Lock--Gordon Lish. All hail Lock, whose narrative soul sings fairy tales...--Kate Bernheimer. Lock channels...our gorgeous desolation, our longing for connection, both earthly and divine--Dawn Raffel.

Ellipsis Press, 9780963753632, 138pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2009