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An early paintings from PEN/Faulkner Award winner and guy Booker finalist Karen pleasure Fowler, reissued and fantastically repackaged for brand spanking new lovers and old.
First released in 1998 to excessive compliment, and now reissued with the addition of a prefatory essay, Black Glass showcases the extreme skills of this prizewinning writer. In fifteen gemlike stories, Fowler shall we her wit and imaginative and prescient roam freely, turning authorized norms inside of out and fairy stories upside down—pushing us to think again our unquestioned verities and proving once more that she is between our so much subversive writers.

So, then: this is hold country unfastened back, breaking apart discos, smashing topless bars, radicalizing girls as she preaches fresh dwelling to males extra reason on babes and booze. And here's Mrs. Gulliver, her endurance along with her long-voyaging Lemuel worn skinny: cash is brief and the children can’t even take into account what their dad feels like. And what of Tonto, the ever-faithful spouse, turning 40 with out loads as a birthday mobile name from that masked man? 
It is a publication packed with nice issues and incredible stories—but it's the manner during which Fowler tells the story, develops plot and personality, performs with  time, chance, and truth that makes those items so unique.

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