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He Runs the Moon By Wendy Brandmark

He Runs the Moon by Wendy Brandmark

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He Runs the Moon is a collection of atmospheric stories of life in the rundown Capitol Hill area of Denver in the early 1970s, in the Bronx, New York during the 1950s & 60s and in the Boston and Cambridge area in the 1970s.

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He Runs the Moon: Tales from the Cities by Wendy Brandmark

He Runs the Moon is a collection of wonderfully atmospheric stories of life in the rundown Capitol Hill area of Denver in the early 1970s, in the Bronx, New York during the 1950s & 60s and in the Boston and Cambridge area in the 1970s.Brandmark, a great story teller in the American tradition, draws you in. Take the Denver stories which form a narrative of a Gothic city populated by people who feel they don't quite belong. In one story female creative writing students are all secretly in love with their professor but does he really register them at all? Can a girl become emotional attached to a temperamental red Mustang? You bet, especially after her boyfriend leaves for Los Angeles.Figures from the 'old world' haunt the children and adults in the Jewish community of New York City. A troubled granny with a head that is bothering her, and the 'witch' in the basement flat, who comes to the rescue when a child is lost and has dark marks, like figures from a book, on her lower arm.In the Boston tales characters piece together dreams from the fragments of their lives.Be transported, for example, to the world of an obsessive dental hygienist, and the occupational hazards of sharing a dull green clapboard house in rooms which seemed to pitch and heave.

About Wendy Brandmark

Wendy Brandmark is a fiction writer, reviewer and lecturer. She writes both novels and short stories. Her first novel, The Angry Gods, was published by Dewi Lewis in 2003, and the US edition in 2005. Her second novel, The Stray American, was published in 2014 by Holland Park Press and was longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 Wendy's short stories have been widely published in British and American magazines and anthologies, including The Massachusetts Review, Riptide Journal, Stand Magazine, Lilith Magazine and The Warwick Review. In 2013 she was a fellow at the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts and she has been awarded a writing residency for 2014 at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. Her reviews have appeared in The Financial Times, New Statesman, The Literary Review, The Independent and The Times Literary Supplement.Wendy has taught creative writing in London for over fifteen years and at present she supervises second year students in the Oxford University Master of Studies (MSt) in Creative Writing, and she teaches fiction writing at The City Lit. She grew up in the Bronx and went to university in Boston. London is now her home.

Table of Contents

The Denver OpheliaThe Denver Ophelia My Red Mustang IronyThe Palm of the Mind Come With MeA Spiritual DeathThe Book Thief The Borders of My Self The Stone Woman The BlessingGenius Man with a Newspaper The Borders of My Self Where Have You Been? He Runs the MoonThe Other RoomFairy GodmotherVagabondHe Runs the Moon

Additional information

GOR009245685
9781907320606
1907320601
He Runs the Moon: Tales from the Cities by Wendy Brandmark
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Holland Park Press
2016-04-28
215
N/A
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