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Lost Lake By Mark Slouka

Lost Lake by Mark Slouka

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From the author of The Visible World, a Richard & Judy Book Club book

Lost Lake Summary

Lost Lake by Mark Slouka

`Darkly vivid, inexplicably captivating, miraculously expressive, these are stories that see through the mirrored surface into a hidden yet strangely intimate world' New York Times Book Review

Set on the shores of Lost Lake, in upstate New York, these twelve tales tell of three generations of the small Czech community who have made their homes there, beside the water's edge. Both land and lake feature large in their lives - shaping events, individuals, relationships: in the dead of night, a woman unhitches a boat and rows across the darkness to meet her lover; a young soldier sees hope for the future reflected in the water's rippled surface; a boy recalls a catch of fish and learns to question the past as later presented. Characters emerge and re-emerge, time moves on, yet through it all the lake remains central, significant, symbolic.

Haunting, poetic and elegiac, Slouka's stories are about people who inhabit the margins of space and place, about home, history and humanity, about myth and memory.

`Glorious and lyrical' Los Angeles Times

`Generous and tender' Boston Globe

Lost Lake Reviews

'For me, the hallmark of a really fine short story is that in its abbreviated space it nonetheless manages to contain everything. Certainly this is true for Mark Slouka, who holds life up to his jeweller's eyepiece and shares with us his amazing vision' Elizabeth Berg

About Mark Slouka

Mark Slouka is a graduate of Columbia. His first collection of stories, Lost Lake, included the award-winning `The Woodcarver's Tale'. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

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Lost Lake by Mark Slouka
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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