The Wilderness Singers

The Wilderness Singers

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A nearly forgotten literary lion in winter, holding forth in a nursing home in New York City while a pair of media players hover around him mysteriously; a frustrated would-be impresario struggling on the fringes of nineteen-fifties popular music; a persevering cat whose adventures seem to embody a mysterious metaphor of survival; a buttoned-down engineer and his desperate gamble; these and other characters inhabit an unusual debut collection of fictional writing. Often moving and emotionally nuanced, at other times the author's language is topical and essay-like. Satirical passages, provoked by the cultural scene or world events, are unusually perceptive and savage. Antic humor co-exists with the dramatic in this collection which features a short novel and stories.After a few blocks he thinks hea#39;s back at the same subway station. In the dark ita#39;s ... He hears a train coming, rushes through the turnstile and down some stairs where the sign had read UPTOWN and DOWNTOWN. A train is ... They seem to be horsing around, their sneakers make squeaking noises on the cement. Brooklynanbsp;...

Title:The Wilderness Singers
Author:John Zepf
Publisher:iUniverse - 2009-04


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