Amor and Psycho: Stories

Amor and Psycho: Stories

Carolyn Cooke


From the writer of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come 11 tales approximately intercourse and demise, violence and hope, love and insanity, set in an unlimited American panorama that levels from the biggest deepest place of dwelling in long island to the luxurious rain forests and marijuana farms of Northern California.

In “Francis Bacon,” an aspiring author learns crucial classes from an getting older pornographer. In “The Snake,” a stressed Jungian analyst sheds one life after one other. In “The Boundary,” a muralist falls in love with a stricken boy from the rez. within the surreal “She Bites,” a guy builds an architecturally special doghouse as his spouse slowly transforms. And within the transcendent, three-part name tale, most sensible neighbors face their unusual fates, associated by way of a selection to wrest that means and coherence from lives spiraling uncontrolled.

right now philosophical and compulsively readable, Amor and Psycho dives into our darkest areas, confronting the absurdity, poetry and brutality of human existence. 

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