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Bats out of hell

Author: Barry Hannah
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1993.
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Love and torment, lunacy and desire, tenderness and war - the stories in Bats Out of Hell provide a brilliant, dazzling odyssey into American life. A man is possessed by the spirit of an eighteenth-century noblewoman every time he plays chess; a crippled boy yearns for brotherhood; dreaming and spinning lies to one another, a group of old men wait for death. No one but Barry Hannah could create this vivid world -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Hannah, Barry.
Bats out of hell.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1993
(OCoLC)645847341
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Hannah
ISBN: 0395488834 9780395488836
OCLC Number: 26810198
Description: 382 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: High-water railers --
Two things, dimly, were going at each other --
Bats out of hell division --
The vision of Esther by Clem --
Allons, mes enfants --
Evening of the yarp: a report by Roonswent Dover --
A Christmas thought --
Ride westerly for Pusalina --
Dear awful diary --
The spy of Loog Root --
Mother mouth --
Rat-faced auntie --
Scandale d'Estime --
Death of a bitch --
Slow times in a long school --
Revealed: rock swoon has no past --
Upstairs, Mona bayed for dong --
Herman is in another state --
Dental --
This happy breed --
Hey, jhave you got a cig, the time, the news, my face? --
That was close, ma --
Nicodemus Bluff.
Responsibility: Barry Hannah.

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Love and torment, lunacy and desire, tenderness and war - the stories in Bats Out of Hell provide a brilliant, dazzling odyssey into American life. A man is possessed by the spirit of an eighteenth-century noblewoman every time he plays chess; a crippled boy yearns for brotherhood; dreaming and spinning lies to one another, a group of old men wait for death. No one but Barry Hannah could create this vivid world - and explore the nature of lust, captivity, and love in marriage. Barry Hannah's reputation as a master of the short story, first established in 1978 with the publication of Airships, is magnified in this volatile, long-awaited collection of new stories. Astonishing in range and in portrayal of the human heart, these fierce and radar-perfect stories give us individuals in whom hilarity and pain combine with true and startling clarity.

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