Night Soul and Other Stories
New stories from a master of American fiction.Best known for his complex and beautiful novels—regularly compared to those of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo—Joseph McElroy is equally at home in the short story, having written numerous pieces over the course of his career that now, collected at last, serve as an ideal introduction to one of the most important contemporary American authors. Combining elements of classic McElroy with tantalizing stories pointing the way ahead (the spare and dangerous “No Man’s Land,” the lush and mischievous “The Campaign Trail”), Night Soul and Other Stories presents a wide range of work from a monumental artist.
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My first McElroy. I'd rather dip my toe with the short stories rather than drown in Women and Men. The thing that most struck me about these stories was their ephemeral, dream-like quality, a constant ... Read full review