This Is My Voice (Paperback)

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The stories in Jonathan Penner's This Is My Voice live on paradox. They are seriously funny and hilariously sad. The characters' overwhelming regularity, their complete and convincing familiarity, is the device by which they become almost unspeakably odd: as though Penner had somehow become both Henry James and Donald Barthelme. In this marvelous collection of fictions, he brings us people of all ages and social circumstances and places them, often, outside of their accustomed contexts so that we see them, as they suddenly see themselves, with stunning vividness.

About the Author

JONATHAN PENNER is the author of the novels Going Blind, Natural Order, and The Intelligent Traveler's Guide to Chiribosco, and his previous collection of stories, Private Parties, won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize. His stories have appeared in Grand Street, Paris Review, Commentary, Ploughshares, and many other journals. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia. Penner teaches fiction writing at the University of Arizona.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780910055871
ISBN-10: 0910055874
Publisher: Eastern Washington University
Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
Pages: 187
Language: English