Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

New Mysteries of Paris

Short Stories by Barry Gifford


Media: Paperback

Item #: 1676   Price: $11.95
ISBN: 0-94437-31-4
Pages: 96   Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Distributed by Mountain Press for: Clark City Press


As The Los Angeles Times wrote, New Mysteries of Paris is "not so much stories as character sketches, artfully drawn, as though told by people very close to their subjects--the narrator of Andre Breton's Nadja, a companion of King Farouk; the painter August Macke describing the young Paul Klee. Gifford is relentless in his imaginative scrutiny of human frailty." The four stories that evolve through each narrator's soul-searching are by turns straightforward, fantastic, bitter and erotic.