Voodoo Heart

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Random House Publishing Group, May 29, 2007 - Fiction
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Scott Snyder’s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee at Niagara Falls (his job: watching for jumpers) will take off in a car after a blimp in which his girlfriend has escaped. But in Snyder’s wondrous imagination there’s a thin membrane between the whimsical and the disturbing: the unlikely affair between a famous actress—in hiding after surgery—and a sporting goods salesman takes an ominous turn just as she begins to heal; an engaged couple’s relationship is fractured when one of them becomes obsessed with an inmate at the women’s prison next door.

Dark, funny, powerful, this debut collection underscores the remarkable gifts of a fiercely original young writer.


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The current writer of DC Comics' Batman and Swamp Thing, Scott Snyder first wrote this taut collection of historical fiction short stories in '06. More literary than fantastic, most of the themes ... Read full review

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Before Scott Snyder exploded onto the comic scene, Voodoo Heart gripped me with it's surreal stories. Most fell into the realm of magical realism, even if only in feeling, yet all felt like heart ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, One Story, Tin House, Epoch, and other journals. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York.


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