Night Beast

Night Beast

And Other Stories

eBook - 2018
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A masterful collection from an important new voice in American fiction, Night Beast is a gorgeously written work of profound originality and vision. These doomed love stories and twisted fairytales explore the lives of women-particularly queer women and mothers-and reveal the monsters lurking in our daily lives: the madness, isolation, betrayals, and regrets that arise as we seek human connection. Through this collection, readers are taken to places where the sun never sets, where cornfields rustle ominously and sleepwalkers prowl the night. In 'Weekend,' the lead actors of an avant-garde television show begin to confuse their characters' identities with their own; in 'Go West, and Grow Up,' a young girl living in a car with her mother is forced to shed her innocence too soon; and in 'Safekeeping,' a woman trapped inside a futuristic safehouse gradually unravels as she waits for her lover, who may never return. With exquisite prose and transfixing imagery, Joffre explores worlds both strange and familiar, homing in on the darker side of humanity. Powerful, unsettling, and wildly imaginative, Night Beast is a mind-bending, genre-hopping debut, a provocative and uncommonly raw examination of relationships and sexuality, trauma and redemption, the meaning of family, and coming-of-age-and growing old-as an outsider.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2018
ISBN: 9780802146274
0802146279
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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