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A Tree or a Person or a Wall

(2016)
A collection of stories by

 
A Tree or a Person or a Wall gives us Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and acute takes on the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world.

A 19th-century minister builds an elaborate motor that will bring about the Second Coming. A man with rough hands locks a boy in a room with an albino ape. An apocalyptic army falls under a veil of forgetfulness. The story of Red Riding Hood is run through a potentially endless series of iterations. A father invents an elaborate, consuming game for his hospitalized son. Indexes, maps, a checkered shirt buried beneath a blanket of snow: They are scattered through these pages as clues to mysteries that may never be solved, lingering evidence of the violence and unknowability of the world.

A Tree or a Person or a Wall brings together Bell's previously published shorter fiction - the story collection How They Were Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby - along with seven dark and disturbing new stories, to create a collection of singular power.

 
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Used availability for Matt Bell's A Tree or a Person or a Wall


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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Tree or a Person or a Wall: Stories
Author(s): Matt Bell
ISBN: 1-61695-523-6 / 978-1-61695-523-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Tree or a Person or a Wall: Stories
Author(s): Matt Bell
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Tree or a Person or a Wall
Author(s): Matt Bell
ISBN: 1-5019-3065-6 / 978-1-5019-3065-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Tree or a Person or a Wall: Stories
Author(s): Matt Bell
Publisher: Soho Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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