The Drowned Life
By (author) Jeffrey Ford
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Drowned Life by Jeffrey Ford
Book DescriptionThere is a town that brews a strange intoxicant from a rare fruit called the deathberry and once a year a handful of citizens are selected to drink it. . . . There is a life lived beneath the water among rotted buildings and bloated corpses by those so overburdened by the world's demands that they simply give up and go under. . . . In this mesmerizing blend of the familiar and the fantastic, multiple award-winning New York Times notable author Jeffrey Ford creates true wonders and infuses the mundane with magic. In tales marked by his distinctive, dark imagery and fluid, exhilarating prose, he conjures up an annual gale that transforms the real into the impossible, invents a strange scribble that secretly unites a significant portion of society, and spins the myriad dreams of a restless astronaut and his alien lover. Bizarre, beautiful, unsettling, and sublime, The Drowned Life showcases the exceptional talents of one of contemporary fiction's most original artists."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061435065
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 134mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey Ford
Crackpot Palace, Paperback / softback (August 2012)
"The fourth collection of short fiction from the Edgar Award winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year"--
Fantasy Writer's Assistant, Paperback (June 2009)
A collection that offers a diverse range of stories which deal with real-life conflicts, human values, and experiences. It includes such stories as: "Bright Morning", "Exo-Skeleton Town", and "Creation".
Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, Paperback / softback (May 2003)» View all books by Jeffrey Ford
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