Now in paperback, a bewitching choice of tales and novellas which are “suspenseful, thought-provoking, mystical, and haunting” (Publishers Weekly)
Ranging from the 17th century to the current, and crossing a number of continents, Counternarratives attracts upon memoirs, newspaper debts, detective tales, and interrogation transcripts to create new and weird views on our earlier and current. “An Outtake” chronicles an escaped slave’s tackle liberty and the yankee Revolution; “The unusual background of Our girl of the Sorrows” provides a strange sequence of occasions that spread in Haiti and a nineteenth-century Kentucky convent; “The Aeronauts” soars among bustling Philadelphia, still-rustic Washington, and the theater of the U. S. Civil battle; “Rivers” portrays a unfastened Jim assembly up a long time later along with his former raftmate Huckleberry Finn; and in “Acrobatique,” the topic of a recognized Edgar Degas portray talks back.
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