As Marilyn Lay Dying

Stories of the Primal Scene

by Richard Geha



Book Details

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Publication Date : 11/18/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781599262406
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 324
ISBN : 9781599262413
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781453550199

About the Book

Strange, disturbing stories, full of that lusting madness which, at times, seems as attendant as our own shadows. Stories full of tenderness and love, as well, but love that veers in unexpected directions. Here conventional frames of understanding can bend or crack apart, allowing fiction to interfuse with a mercurial reality, flinging ordinary appearances into disarray. Even fairy tales occasionally intrude upon the commonplace, to play havoc with familiar surfaces. Dreams can become preemptive. Richard Geha explores the frightening, often bizarre, passions that disrupt mundane lives; he ventures into those enigmatic spheres that lie as close at hand as our dreams, as the haunting ghosts of memory, as that face in the mirror of “the other.” The theme of the primal scene, a child’s bewildered understanding of adult passion, resonates alluringly through all these stories. These elegant tales are intelligent, complex, poetic and frequently darkly humorous. In them, readers will certainly feel the diverse parts of themselves boldly, firmly, sometimes rudely, embraced.

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