Stolen Pleasures

Stolen Pleasures

Selected Stories of Gina Berriault

Book - 2011
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"Short stories and some short novels are close to poetry--with the fewest words they capture the essence of a situation, of a human being. It's like trying to pin down the eternal moment." --Gina Berriault

Gina Berriault was one of the great, rare masters of short fiction. With commendable restraint and economy, she delivered stories that contain entire worlds inhabited by a range of characters thrown into all kinds of unsettling predicaments. As a short story writer she had a gift for tapping into the emotions of love, hope, and grief, and for making them palpable within her narratives. No two of her stories are alike, except for in the inevitable disquiet the reader feels in their wake, theexquisite unease that remains at the end of such acclaimed tales as "The Cove," "The Stone Boy," and many others.

Now, in this compelling posthumous collection, Berriault's astonishing short fiction once again proves that her position as one of America's best storytellers remains unchallenged.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Counterpoint :, Distributed by Publishers Group West,, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781582437408
1582437408
Branch Call Number: SS BERR
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Gardner, Leonard

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