One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses

by Lucy Corin

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Lucy Corin's "eye popping, enlightening read" ( Publishers Weekly ), now in paperback

At the heart of Lucy Corin’s dazzling collection are one hundred apocalypses: visions of loss and destruction, vexation and crisis, revelation and revolution, sometimes only a few lines long. In these haunting and wickedly funny stories, an apocalypse might come in the form of the end of a relationship or the end of the world, but they all expose the tricky landscape of our longing for a clean slate. In three longer stories, contemporary American life is playfully, if disturbingly, distorted: the rite of passage for adolescent girls involves choosing the madman who will accompany them into adulthood; California burns to the ground while, on the east coast, life carries on; and a soldier returns home broke from war to encounter a witch who extends a dangerous offer.

At once mournful and explosively energetic, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses is "deeply rooted in the politics and upheaval of our times" ( Lambda Literary ).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940450025
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,168,262
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls . Recent stories appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions , and Tin House Magazine . She won the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rome Prize and usually lives in San Francisco. She teaches at the University of California at Davis.

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