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Tales of Accidental Genius

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
A master storyteller's vision reawakens us to the human experience in this diverse, haunting, and unexpectedly humorous new collection of short fiction from Simon Van Booy-his first since Love Begins in Winter, winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. "She believed it was a gift to never truly know the self. We are not who we think we are, nor how others see us. Long before death, we die a thousand times at the hands of a definition." In his first book of short stories since Love Begins in Winter, for which he won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), bestselling author Simon Van Booy offers a collection of stories highlighting how human genius can emerge through acts of compassion. Through characters including an eccentric film director, an aging Cockney bodyguard, the teenage child of Nigerian immigrants, a divorced amateur magician from New Jersey, and a Beijing street vendor who becomes an overnight billionaire, Tales of Accidental Genius contemplates individuals from different cultures, races-rich and poor, young and old-and reveals how faith and yearning for connection helps us all transcend darkness of fear and misfortune.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Tales of Accidental Genius
Author(s): Simon Van Booy
ISBN: 1-78074-971-6 / 978-1-78074-971-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Tales of Accidental Genius: Stories
Author(s): Simon Van Booy
ISBN: 0-06-240897-6 / 978-0-06-240897-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Tales of Accidental Genius
Author(s): Simon van Booy
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Tales of Accidental Genius: Stories
Author(s): Simon Van Booy
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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