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By Peter LaSalle

“LaSalle’s [stories] go beyond their details to teach individuals with goals, dilemmas, and disappointments that would circulate any reader.” —Jhumpa Lahiri, Harvard Review

“Haunting and evocative. . . . LaSalle’s prose is lyrical, every now and then rhapsodic, and his characters memorable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The twelve tales of Sleeping Mask, written in propulsive, fluid prose, introduce readers to striking characters. They comprise a toddler soldier despatched to raid a women’ boarding institution, a Virginia Woolf pupil surviving melanoma, a determined author residing lower than fascism in a futuristic Latin the United States, the spirits of lately deceased students on a journey of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and a middle-aged guy transported again to his youth, the place he's led out to sea by way of his mother’s ghost.

LaSalle’s tantalizing “fictions” are evocative of a few of the nice innovators of postmodern literature, from Borges to Nabokov, whereas charting a course completely their very own. via all in their stylistic pyrotechnics those tales by no means forsake wealthy characterization and plotting to probe the private components of the modern human , comparable to the character of erotic wish, the legacy of artwork and artistry, the facility of grief and worry, and the horror of conflict and violence.

Peter LaSalle is the writer of a number of books of fiction, together with the tale collections Tell Borges for those who See Him, recipient of he Flannery O’Connor Award, and What i discovered Out approximately Her, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in brief Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas, the place he's a member of the artistic writing school on the college of Texas, and Narragansett, in his local Rhode Island.

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By Peter LaSalle

“LaSalle’s [stories] go beyond their details to teach individuals with goals, dilemmas, and disappointments that would circulate any reader.” —Jhumpa Lahiri, Harvard Review

“Haunting and evocative. . . . LaSalle’s prose is lyrical, every now and then rhapsodic, and his characters memorable.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The twelve tales of Sleeping Mask, written in propulsive, fluid prose, introduce readers to striking characters. They comprise a toddler soldier despatched to raid a women’ boarding institution, a Virginia Woolf pupil surviving melanoma, a determined author residing lower than fascism in a futuristic Latin the United States, the spirits of lately deceased students on a journey of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and a middle-aged guy transported again to his youth, the place he's led out to sea by way of his mother’s ghost.

LaSalle’s tantalizing “fictions” are evocative of a few of the nice innovators of postmodern literature, from Borges to Nabokov, whereas charting a course completely their very own. via all in their stylistic pyrotechnics those tales by no means forsake wealthy characterization and plotting to probe the private components of the modern human , comparable to the character of erotic wish, the legacy of artwork and artistry, the facility of grief and worry, and the horror of conflict and violence.

Peter LaSalle is the writer of a number of books of fiction, together with the tale collections Tell Borges for those who See Him, recipient of he Flannery O’Connor Award, and What i discovered Out approximately Her, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in brief Fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas, the place he's a member of the artistic writing school on the college of Texas, and Narragansett, in his local Rhode Island.

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