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Author Bell, Matt, 1980- author.

Title A tree or a person or a wall : stories / Matt Bell.

Publication Info. New York City : Soho Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC BELL,M    Available
Description 388 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Here we have Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and stunning visions of the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world. A 19th-century minister builds an elaborate motor that will bring about the Second Coming. A man with rough hands locks a boy in a room with an albino ape. An apocalyptic army falls under a veil of forgetfulness. The story of Red Riding Hood is run through a potentially endless series of iterations. A father invents an elaborate, consuming game for his hospitalized son. Indexes, maps, a checkered shirt buried beneath a blanket of snow: they are scattered through these pages as clues to mysteries that may never be solved, ingering evidence of the violence and unknowability of the world. A Tree or a Person or a Wall brings together Bell's previously published shorter fiction--the story collection How They Were Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby--along with seven dark and disturbing new stories, to create a collection of singular power"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A tree or a person or a wall -- Doll parts -- Dredge -- Wolf parts -- Her ennead -- The stations -- The cartographer -- For you we are holding -- The Migration -- His last great gift -- A certain number of bedrooms -- The collectors -- Index of how our family was killed -- The receiving tower -- Inheritance -- Cataclysm baby -- A long walk with only chalk to mark the way.
Subject Short stories, American.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Title Short stories. selections
ISBN 9781616955236 (softcover)
1616955236 (softcover)
9781616955243 (ebook)

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