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From the great opera star and her talking cat to the young girl with her fire-breathing dragon; from two black ladies in retirement and their mysterious tenant - a world-renowned film star - to two young illegal Mexicans and their 'cracked' landlord, James Purdy shows himself once again to be a master of the short story. In the words of Dorothy Parker, 'Only Purdy could make you think as you read: My God, these people happened! Those who read him are his for life.'
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"An authentic American genius" - Gore Vidal"A writer of fantastic talent. His books take one by the throat and shake one's bones loose. The American language at its best" - George Steiner, Sunday TimesAbout the Author:
James Purdy is one of America's most distinguished and consistently interesting writers. His many novels include Malcolm, Eustace Chrisholm and the Works Narrow Rooms and most recently Gertude of Stony Island. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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