by William T. Vollmann
Hardcover, 677 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $36 | purchase
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This collection of connected ghost stories from the author of Europe Central includes tales about a farmer's deceased wife who returns, a geisha who becomes a cherry tree and a man who romances the ghost of his high school girlfriend.
July 17, 2014 William T. Vollmann's 2005 novel Europe Central was a masterpiece. His latest work, a collection of ghost stories entitled "Last Stories and Other Stories" is flabby and cliched.
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July 13, 2014 "I've always wanted to write fiction and nonfiction at the same time," Vollmann says. In recent years he's written nonfiction, but his new work is a collection of stories about love, lust and ghosts.
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