Gallery of the Disappeared Men
By Jonathan Papernick
Imprint: The Story Plant
From the author of the acclaimed short story collection The Ascent of Eli Israel, and the warm, funny and heart-wrenching novel I Am My Beloveds, here are 14 searing, deeply-immersive stories that will forever change the way you look at the human experience.
Profound and magical, dark and disturbing, Papernick's stories are always challenging and brave. Whether he is writing stiletto-sharp flash fiction or a novella-length historical drama, Papernick's characters are rendered with the greatest empathy, presenting beauty and understanding amid stark brutality.
From the opening story “Displaced Person,” to the sexy and shocking “The Cinq à Sept Girl,” Papernick returns to the themes of love and longing and desire. “Adam Number Three,” provides a golem revenge story for the 21st century, while “When the Rains Came,” a brief but devastating parable, takes on the eternal great flood myth in which only innocent children remain to carry on.
Masterful storytelling, by a writer working at peak power, Gallery of the Disappeared Men will remain with you long after you have closed the book.
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