Fox Tooth Heart

Author(s): John C. McManus
Original Publish Date: Nov 16, 2015
Product Number: EB00654820
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781941411148
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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"Bold and ingenious" stories about the dark heart of America by the acclaimed Whiting Award–winning author (The New York Times Book Review). "Feverish, psychotropic, bold, mesmerizing, painful, Fox Tooth Heart is full of stories about people living on the margins of society, characters born into dark circumstances, or . . . driven there by their own obsessions and addictions" (Huffington Post)—murderers, loners, addicts, neurotics and outcasts stumbling side-by-side with "the down-and-out heroes of George Saunders or John Updike, captured just before their fall" ( In this "achingly visceral . . . masterpiece" McManus ventures from trailers hidden in deep Southern woods to an Arkansas ranch converted into an elephant refuge to a Georgia tent community of sex offenders to a Kentucky band of teenage Satanists (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). His lost-soul men, women, and children reel precariously between common anxiety and drug-enhanced paranoia, sober reality and fearsome hallucination. "Powered by radiant prose" (Vanity Fair), these nine "eccentric . . . wildly inventive" (Publishers Weekly) stories of twisted humor and pathos re-establish McManus as one of the most bracing voices of our time.

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