Drastic : Stories
Meet the college graduate working in a whole body-donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a middle-aged woman who becomes a stand-in talk-show guest; unlikely friends who meet in a domestic violence shelter; a young girl and the father who stole her away to escape his wife's mental illness; a graduate student from a suburban family who believes her physical connection to the world is deteriorating. Maud Casey -- author of The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book -- explores how we survive modern crises of loss and love through the lives of emotional and geographic nomads. Each flirts with madness and self-destruction while reaching toward life. These simple gestures of optimism and vitality, gorgeously rendered, make drastic an unforgettable collection.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 134.6 x 200.7 x 15.2mm | 181.44g
- 08 Jul 2003
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- New York, NY, United States
- black & white illustrations
Maud Casey snakes beneath our consciousness, one deft sentence at a time. Drastic is a wholehearted work of art. --Nicholas Weinstock, author of As Long As She Needs Me"