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The Strange Case of Rachel K

The Strange Case of Rachel K

Three early stories of myth, regime, and harlotry by the acclaimed author of The Flamethrowers.

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ISBN 9780811224215
Barcode 9780811224215
Published 10 April 2015 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
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ISBN-13 9780811224215
ISBN-10 081122421X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date 10 April 2015
International Publication Date 24 March 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 122mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 160g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Short stories, Cuba
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 541576

Description of this Book

An explorer s whereabouts keeps a queen in waiting; a faith healer s illegal radio broadcasts give hope to an oppressed people; a president s offer of ice cream surprises a prostitute expecting to cooperate fully the three short fictions gathered in The Great Exception build into a vision of Cuba that is black-humored, brutal, and beautiful. Written prior to the publication of Rachel Kushner s first acclaimed novel Telex From Cuba, these stories, like Roberto Bolano s Antwerp, burst forth with the genesis of her fictional universe as though fired from a cannon. From the mythical title story, to the ominous Debouchment originally published in her too short-lived journal Soft Targets to the sexy and noirish Strange Case of Rachel K, this is Kushner saddling up for a journey into the wilds of the modern novel.

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Author's Bio

Rachel Kushner is the author of Telex From Cuba (2008) and The Flamethrowers (2013), both of which were finalists for the National Book Award. Prior to becoming a novelist, she was an editor at both Grand Street and BOMB. She lives in Los Angeles.

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