Revue de presse
"Tantalizing new stories.... Millhauser's ingenuity is delicious." —A. S. Byatt, The Washington Post Book World
"An American writer of surpassing skill.... [Millhauser] renders the impossible itself with precision." —Chicago Tribune
"As Gothic as Poe and as imaginative as Fantasia
, Millhauser's deceptive fables are funny and warm. But they're dark as dungeons, too.... He bewitches you." —Entertainment Weekly
Présentation de l'éditeur
From the bestselling author of Martin Dressler
comes a new collection of short stories that explore the magnificent obsessions of the unfettered imagination, as well as the darker, subterranean currents that fuel them.
With the panache of an old-fashioned magician, Steven Millhauser conducts his readers from the dark corners beneath the sunlit world to a balloonist's tour of the heavens. He transforms department stores and amusement parks into alternate universes of infinite plentitude and menace. He unveils the secrets of a maker of automatons and a coven of teenage girls. And on every page of The Knife Thrower and Other Stories
, Millhauser confirms his stature as a narrative enchanter in the tradition of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges.