Kingdom of the Young

Author(s): Edie Meidav
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2017
Product Number: EB00692782
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781941411421
Publisher: Sarabande Books
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"A series of dreamy, complex, poignant stories with language that is by turns gauzy-poetic and pinpoint-precise but unfailingly inventive." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) The dynamic characters in Kingdom of the Young are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, better chances elsewhere. A fanatical child army loses faith in its commander as he ages unforgivably into his thirties. A woman possessed with wanderlust and a small inheritance seeks love among the cave-dwelling Roma in Granada. Traumatized war veterans run local rackets; smarmy bureaucrats rise through the ranks of repressive regimes; civilians attempt to escape the stranglehold of life under dictatorships. From the honeycombed caves outside the Alhambra to the streets of Havana, from hospital wards to quinceaNera parties, these stories-along with the collection's illuminating nonfiction coda-testify to the vast imaginative range of an author who has won a Kafka and a Whiting Award among other literary prizes. "Ambitious, original, deliciously philosophical. Kingdom of the Young invites comparison to the crOnicas of Clarice Lispector and the fabulas of Italo Calvino." -Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution

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