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The Candles of Your Eyes And Thirteen Other Stories: Purdy, James

The Candles of Your Eyes And Thirteen Other Stories

Purdy, James

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ISBN 10: 1555840663 / ISBN 13: 9781555840662
Editorial: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, 1987
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: DogStar Books (Lancaster, PA, Estados Unidos de America)

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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 143 pages; Inscribed by Purdy on the title page to Jere Real, with a short note of appreciation signed James and with a full signature above the inscription adjacent to his printed name. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Crisp fresh copy in uniformly bright and crisp edged dust jacket with $14.95 issue price on unclipped front flap. NF/NF; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 22999

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Título: The Candles of Your Eyes And Thirteen Other ...

Editorial: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition; First Printing

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This collection of 14 stories from the veteran author of Southern gothics has a delightful freshness and vitality. As usual, Purdy, a superb storyteller, builds from small intimacies. "Scrap of Paper" profiles an old woman who constantly fought with her former maid, yet signs a slip of paper absolving the woman of any wrongdoing. A child receives an heirloom watch from his father in "Short Papa" and is instructed never to let it out of his sight. Purdy's language is sparse and his stories compressed, focusing on the intensity of the moment. He has a seductive way of drawing the reader into even the most fantastical stories (such as "Mr. Evening," in which a young antique dealer is brought low by greed); we continue to believe in the characters and events. His best work deals with sexual and societal taboos. The title story probes the obsessive love of Soldier, a black man, for Beauty, a white teenager. In "Some of These Days," a homosexual who was imprisoned for beating up his lover haunts porno movie houses in search of the man he calls "his landlord." Purdy is the author of more than 20 books, including the recent In the Hollow of His Hand.
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