Fox Tooth Heart

Fox Tooth Heart

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eBook - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
Presents nine short stories about the dark side of American life, depicting characters on the margins of society looking for hope and salvation.

Perseus Publishing

"A phenomenal talent blazing up suddenly on the horizon. . . . precise, brilliant language that evokes without ever having to explain. . . . His transcendent vision gives us devastating glimpses."—Elle

"John McManus writes visceral prose that explodes within the tight boundaries of the short story. These narratives possess a graceful internal logic and feature a wide range of gritty characters rebelling against an indifferent and often brutal world."—Bookforum

"The stories in John McManus's Born on a Train are powered by radiant prose."—Vanity Fair

John McManus's long awaited short story collection encompasses the geographic limits of America, from trailers hidden in deep Southern woods to an Arkansas ranch converted into an elephant refuge. His lost-soul characters reel precariously between common anxiety and drug-enhanced paranoia, sober reality and fearsome hallucination. These nine masterpieces of twisted humor and pathos re-establish McManus as one of the most bracing voices of our time.

John McManus is the author of the novel Bitter Milk and the short story collectionsBorn on a Train and Stop Breakin Down, all published by Picador. His work has appeared inPloughshares, Tin House, American Short Fiction, The Oxford American,The Literary Review, Harvard Review, and many other places. He is the youngest-ever recipient of the Whiting Award.


Whiting Award winner John McManus crafts nine stories of twisted humor that show us the dark side of America.


Publisher: [Louisville, KY] : Sarabande Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781941411148 electronic bk
1941411142 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC MCMANUS
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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