Lights Out in the Reptile House

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Avon, Dec 1, 1991 - Despotism - 285 pages
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Taking a fresh, horrifying look at man's inhumanity to man, the author of Flights (LJ 8/83) and Paper Doll ( LJ 11/15/86) has produced a winner. His new coming-of-age novel features Karel Roeder, a 15 ... Read full review


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Jim Shepard was born on December 29, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a BA from Trinity College and a MFA from Brown University. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US and Canada. His short story collection, Like You'd Understand, won the 2007 Story Prize. His other short story collections include Battling against Castro, Love and Hydrogen, and You Think That's Bad. He won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award for his novel, Project X. His other novels include Flights, Paper Doll, Lights Out in the Reptile House, Kiss of the Wolf, Nosferatu, and The Book of Aron.

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