From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest

From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest

A collection of truly brilliant short stories, each depicting the deeply personal experience of a universal or historical event. Momentous fiction from the best American writer of his generation.

A group of housewives smoke cigars and play cards whilst a tornado approaches a west Texas town. An Asian-American medic bicycles through the Vietnam countryside with her husband and son and returns to the spot where she once held dying soldiers. Or a young rockabilly aficionado prepares for a date in a Ukranian village close to Chenobyl. The words of Beatles songs sung in a Cambodian work camp.

Cullin’s ability is to miraculously create moments of true pathos which distill important human experience into a single hair-raising image. I can honestly say they are the best stories I have ever read, they are chillingly good and I have utter conviction that this is a great writer.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 13th January 2005

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780297829508

Reviews

Every time he focuses on the one character who can best tell of a larger tragedy. He finds the perfect narrator... brave, highly imagined fiction writing.
TODD MCEWEN, THE GUARDIAN