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One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
Lucy Corin's "eye popping, enlightening read" (Publishers Weekly), now in paperback

At the heart of Lucy Corin's dazzling collection are one hundred apocalypses: visions of loss and destruction, vexation and crisis, revelation and revolution, sometimes only a few lines long. In these haunting and wickedly funny stories, an apocalypse might come in the form of the end of a relationship or the end of the world, but they all expose the tricky landscape of our longing for a clean slate. In three longer stories, contemporary American life is playfully, if disturbingly, distorted: the rite of passage for adolescent girls involves choosing the madman who will accompany them into adulthood; California burns to the ground while, on the east coast, life carries on; and a soldier returns home broke from war to encounter a witch who extends a dangerous offer.

At once mournful and explosively energetic, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses is "deeply rooted in the politics and upheaval of our times" (Lambda Literary).

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
Author(s): Lucy Corin
ISBN: 1-938073-33-9 / 978-1-938073-33-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: McSweeney's
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
Author(s): Lucy Corin
ISBN: 1-940450-02-0 / 978-1-940450-02-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: McSweeney's
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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