Bats Out of Hell
Love and torment, lunacy and desire, tenderness and war -- the stories inBats Out of Hellprovide a brilliant, dazzling odyssey into American life. Barry Hannah's reputation as a master of the short story, first established in 1978 with the publication of Airships, is magnified in this volatile, long-awaited collection of new stories. Astonishing in range and in the portrayal of the human heart, these fierce and radar-perfect stories give us individuals with whom hilarity and pain combine with true and startling clarity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blanderson - LibraryThing
Some really boring and overly long stories, which is too bad, since Hannah's best work usually comes through concision. Still, a few great stories mixed in with a lot of fertilizer. Far from his best ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
Barry Hannah’s full range of talent is on display in this collection. The stories aren’t all pure masterpieces as in some of the other collections, but there are twenty-three of them and they seem to ... Read full review