The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories

The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories

Manuel Gonzales

In the culture of George Saunders and Aimee Bender, an exuberantly imagined debut that chronicles a regular global marked through strange phenomena.

The eighteen tales of Manuel Gonzales’s exhilarating first e-book render the wonderful common and the normal outstanding, in prose that thrums with strength and shimmers with good looks. In “The Artist’s Voice” we meet one of many world’s most appropriate composers, a guy who speaks via his ears. A hijacked aircraft circles a urban for 20 years in “Pilot, Copilot, Writer.” Sound can kill in “The Sounds of Early Morning.” And, within the name tale, a guy is at warfare with the spouse he by accident shrank. For those characters, the exceptional isn’t inevitably special—but it’s frequently dangerous.

In a bit of fantastical settings, Gonzales illustrates very genuine guilt over small and big marital missteps, the serious hope for the reinvention of self, and the robust urges we believe to shield and supply for the folks we adore. With wit and perception, those tales subvert our expectancies and problem us to examine the environment with clean eyes. Brilliantly conceived, strikingly unique, and informed with the narrative intuition of a born storyteller, The Miniature spouse is an unforgettable debut.

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