Voices in the Night

Voices in the Night

Stories

eBook - 2015
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From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new stories--provocative, funny, disturbing, enchanting--that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and legends that highlight the aspirations of the human spirit. Beloved for the lens of the strange he places on small town life, Steven Millhauser further reveals in Voices in the Night the darkest parts of our inner selves to brilliant and dazzling effect. Here are stories of wondrously imaginative hyperrealism, stories that pose unforgettably unsettling what-ifs, or that find barely perceivable evils within the safe boundaries of our towns, homes, and even within our bodies. Here, too, are stories culled from religion and fables: Samuel, who hears the voice of God calling him in the night; a young, pre-enlightenment Buddha, who searches for his purpose in life; Rapunzel and her Prince, who struggle to fit the real world to their dream. Heightened...
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780385351607
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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GummiGirl
Jun 21, 2015

Short stories on a variety of topics, but mostly about uncanny occurrences in small towns. The author is great at blending realism with fantasy and humor.

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