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Last Stories and Other Stories

By William T Vollmann

Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central

In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic.

A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes.

Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.

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Publish Date

2014

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9780670015979


Format: Book
Author: Vollmann, William T
Summary: "A collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic ... far-flung their settings, all [focusing] on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death"-- Publisher's website.
Title: Last stories and other stories / William T. Vollmann.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
Subject: Ghost stories. Death -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780670015979 (hbk.) 0670015970 (hbk.) 0670015970 9780670015979
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Vollmann
Oclc: 861478932
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Bib Id: 534629

Format: Book
Author: Vollmann, William T.
Summary: "A collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic ... far-flung their settings, all [focusing] on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death"-- Publisher's website.
Title: Last stories and other stories / William T. Vollmann.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Viking, [2014]
Description: xvii, 677 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Ghost stories.
Subjects: Death -- Fiction.
Genre: Ghost stories.
Genre: Short stories.
Other Title: Stories. Selections
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2013047856
ISBN: 9780670015979 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0670015970 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0670015970
ISBN: 9780670015979
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Vollmann