Ecstatic in the Poison
Drawing on events of childhood and of later years, as well as the real and imagined lives of others, Hudgins brings to life a rich, comedic, and haunting variety of characters: among them a prankster who disassembles a Cadillac and rebuilds it in his attic, Russian soldiers on the verge of execution, frenzied inhabitants of Sodom, along with middle-class husbands, wives, and children. Cameo appearances by Alexander the Great and his horse Bucephalus, God strolling in the Garden of Eden, and Josef Stalin lead the reader through the epochs. In Hudgins's adroit hands, a lake, and even a joke become personified.
- Hardback | 91 pages
- 147.3 x 222 x 13.2mm | 272.16g
- 01 Sep 2003
- Overlook Press
- New York, United States
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""Ecstatic in the Poison is full of intelligence, vitality, and grace."