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The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT FICTION*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING*

Named a Best Book of 2017 by The San Francisco Chronicle

Named one of Electric Literature's 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2017

A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing.

A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in sixteenth century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the loss of all that he held sacred.

The characters in The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly imaginative debut, are as varied as any in recent literature, but they share a thirst for adventure which sends them rushing full-tilt toward the moral crossroads, becoming victims and perpetrators along the way. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz's stories of identity, abandonment, and fierce love come together in a daring, arresting vision.

    

Praise for this book

"A riveting new voice in American fiction." - Hilary St. George Saunders


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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories
Author(s): Chanelle Benz
ISBN: 0-06-249075-3 / 978-0-06-249075-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories
Author(s): Chanelle Benz
ISBN: 0-06-249078-8 / 978-0-06-249078-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories
Author(s): Chanelle Benz
ISBN: 1-4708-5539-9 / 978-1-4708-5539-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories: Library Edition
Author(s): Chanelle Benz
ISBN: 1-4708-5540-2 / 978-1-4708-5540-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories
Author(s): Chanelle Benz
ISBN: 1-4708-5541-0 / 978-1-4708-5541-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories
Author(s): Chanelle Benz
Publisher: Ecco
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