Cities in the Sea

Cities in the Sea

by Maura Stanton

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Overview


In Cities in the Sea, Maura Stanton taps into the mysterious force of the fairy tale, with its fantastic images and magical narrative patterns. Her stories blur the boundaries between fairy tale and verité, and comment on the art of storytelling. A range of characters -- from a business man to a pianist, from a county coroner to a hardware store clerk, from a Greek immigrant to a Danish artist -- come to discover that the past is a ruined kingdom, lost forever, but still a place to visit in wish, dream, and memory. Throughout her stories, Stanton attempts to wrest a deeper pattern, full of humor and wonder, out of the disturbing events of contemporary life.

Maura Stanton's previous books include the novel Molly Companion and the story collections The Country I Come From and Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling. Stanton is a recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award and a two-time winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at Indiana University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472113644
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 10/01/2003
Series: Michigan Literary Fiction Awards Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Glass House1
Sketching Vesuvius15
Applause28
Neptune's Palace43
Mean Old Daddy53
Tristan and Isolde63
Limbo79
The House of Cleopatra87
The Nightingale108
Traps119

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