eveningland Stories

By: Knight, Michael

Price: $58.50

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Book Condition: Fine

277pp. 5" x 7.5". Paper over boards, gilt on spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Book has a complete number line starting with 1, is a stated First Edition, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. Relative humidity in my shelf area is 39%, so it's dry, too. Adam Johnson says on the jacket "As Potent as any novel I have read in a long, long time." Gift quality.

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"Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment."--Barry Hannah

Long considered a master of the form and an essential voice in American fiction, Michael Knight's stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with Eveningland he returns to the form that launched his career, delivering an arresting collection of interlinked stories set among the "right kind of Mobile family" in the years preceding a devastating hurricane.

Grappling with dramas both epic and personal, from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the "unspeakable misgivings of contentment," Eveningland captures with crystalline poeticism and perfect authenticity of place the ways in which ordinary life astounds us with its complexity. A teenaged girl with a taste for violence holds a burglar hostage in her house on New Year's Eve; a middle aged couple examines the intricacies of their marriage as they prepare to throw a party; and a real estate mogul in the throes of grief buys up all the property on an island only to be accused of madness by his daughters. These stories, told with economy and precision, infused with humor and pathos, excavate brilliantly the latent desires and motivations that drive life forward.

Eveningland is a luminous collection from "a writer of the first rank."(Esquire)

Title: eveningland Stories

Author Name: Knight, Michael

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2017

ISBN Number: 0802125972

ISBN Number 13: 9780802125972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002250