By Steven Millhauser
From the Pulitzer and tale Prize winner: 16 new stories—provocative, humorous, irritating, enchanting—that delve into the key lives and needs of standard humans, along retellings of myths and legends that spotlight the aspirations of the human spirit.
liked for the lens of the unusual he locations on small city lifestyles, Steven Millhauser additional unearths in Voices within the Night the darkest components of our internal selves to significant and wonderful impression. listed here are tales of wondrously innovative hyperrealism, tales that pose unforgettably unsettling what-ifs, or that locate slightly perceivable evils in the secure limitations of our cities, houses, or even inside of bodies.
right here, too, are tales culled from faith and fables: Samuel, who hears the voice of God calling him within the evening; a tender, pre-enlightenment Buddha, who searches for his objective in lifestyles; Rapunzel and her Prince, who fight to slot the genuine international to their dream.
Heightened via magic, the divine, and the uncanny, shot via with sly and successful humor, Voices within the Night seamlessly combines the whimsy and shock of the acquainted with intoxicating fantasies that take us past our day-by-day lives, all performed with the hallmark sleight of hand and striking virtuosity of 1 of our best modern storytellers.
From the Hardcover edition.