Granta 117 by Rajesh Parameswaran, Joy Williams, Mark Doty, Paul Auster, Julie Otsuka, Daniel Alarcon, Will Self, Don DeLillo, Stephen King
Granta 117 by Rajesh Parameswaran, Joy Williams, Mark Doty, Paul Auster, Julie Otsuka, Daniel Alarcon, Will Self, Don DeLillo, Stephen King

Granta 117

Horror
by Rajesh Parameswaran, Joy Williams, Mark Doty, Paul Auster, Julie Otsuka, Daniel Alarcon, Will Self, Don DeLillo, Stephen King
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It haunts us; it stalks us; it shapes us. It creeps into our dreams and, if we allow it, can plague our ponderings of the future. The same ‘monsters’ that lived under our childhood beds can reappear, alive and toothsome, in our adult lives. And perhaps most frightening of all: without reason or apology, one person’s fancy is another person’s torment. Granta 117 takes a stab at understanding the phenomenon that is horror.

With award-winning writing, Granta has illuminated the most complex issues of modern life. In 117, Stephen King writes of a retired judge who pays repeated visits to a patch of sand capable of predicting human mortality. Don DeLillo climbs into the head a moviegoer-turned-stalker. Joy Williams writes of a father with a grown son even stranger and less stable than he suspects. Rajesh Parameswaran presents us with a tiger who narrates its own escape from a zoo and its subsequent terrorizing of a neighborhood, while Daniel Alarcon explores the phenomenon of staged, high-camp blood baths. And Mark Doty ruminates on a close encounter between Walt Whitman and Bram Stoker. Also new work by Paul Auster, Will Self, and Julie Otsuka.

Come along. Hold tight. Get scared…
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publisher

Publish Date

Nov 1, 2011

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

264

ISBN

1905881363

ISBN-13

9781905881369