Fairground MagicianeBook - 2017
This collection features stories about love fulfilled and unfulfilled, about things that are visible in the everyday world and values that are perceptible only at exceptional moments. The narration moves from apparent realism to other genres, such as crime fiction, the thriller, and erotic prose. Memories, intimations, and premonitions are infused in these stories with a tranquility that accepts what fate brings, even when, as in the stories Pockets Full of Stones or Nosedive, efforts are made to change it. Lengold uses eroticism as a natural ingredient of human life, as an integrated tension consisting of two inseparable aspects-body and soul-energizing stories like Love Me Tender, Fairground Magician, Zugzwang, Wanderings, and Aurora Borealis. Lengold is a lucid observer of minute details and subtle emotional shifts. In stories like It Could Have Been Me, Shadow, or Ophelia, Get Thee to a Nunnery, she manages to leap over the wall between the bodily surface and the human interior in a very distinctive way. No matter how common the situations she depicts-whether it be broken marriages, unfulfilled expectations, or the motives of forlorn lovers-Lengold is constantly searching for the authentic, finding it within the sophisticated irony which is a trademark of her fiction. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Istros Books, 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (166 pages) data file