The Port-wine Stain

The Port-wine Stain

With An Unfinished Tale by Edgar A. Poe

Paperback - 2016
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"Mesmerizingly twisted, richly layered." -- New York Times Book Review

"[Norman Lock's fiction] shimmers with glorious language, fluid rhythms, and complex insights." -- NPR

In his third book of The American Novels series, Norman Lock recounts the story of a young Philadelphian, Edward Fenzil, who, in the winter of 1844, falls under the sway of two luminaries of the nineteenth-century grotesque imagination: Thomas Dent M#65533;tter, a surgeon and collector of medical "curiosities," and Edgar Allan Poe. As Fenzil struggles against the powerful wills that would usurp his identity, including that of his own malevolent doppelg#65533;nger, he loses his mindand his story to another.

Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage, radio, and screenplays. His recent works of fiction include the short story collection Love Among the Particles , a Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year, and three books in The American Novels series: The Boy in His Winter , a reenvisioning of Mark Twain's classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that Scott Simon of NPR's Weekend Edition hailed for "make[ing] Huck and Jim so real you expect to get messages from them on your iPhone"; American Meteor , an homage to Walt Whitman and William Henry Jackson named a Firecracker Award finalist and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and The Port-Wine Stain , an homage to Edgar Allan Poe and Thomas Dent M#65533;tter. Lock lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey.
Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781942658061
1942658060
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 19 cm

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