My Secret Life
AND OTHER STORIES
By: Randall Silvis
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 10/23/2021
My Rating: TBR
Whether you call the sixteen stories and novellas in My Secret Life magical realism, slipstream, fabulism, or New Weird, you are sure to find each of them fascinating. In these stories by acclaimed master of storytelling Randall Silvis, you will encounter both high and low strangeness in the form of a baby dropping into a suburban swimming pool, a tree turning into a boy, UFO abductees, a giant angel falling to Earth, and various other wondrous tales, some humorous, some heart-breaking, all of them mind-bending.
With this collection, Silvis, author of twenty-three previous books, including the internationally acclaimed Ryan DeMarco Mystery Series, returns to the magical realism of his first collection, the Drue Heinz Literature Prize-winning The Luckiest Man in the World, proving once again that he is "a masterful storyteller" (The New York Times Book Review), "a wordsmith extraordinaire" (Booklist), and "a pitch-perfect stylist" (author William Allen), no matter in which genre he writes.
Readers are also treated to bonus pieces from the first and second volumes of his four-part memoir. For readers and students of writing alike, this generous collection from one of America's most prolific and versatile authors is sure to strike a chord.
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About the Author
Randall Silvis is the internationally acclaimed author of over a dozen novels, one story collection, and one book of narrative nonfiction. Also a prize-winning playwright, a produced screenwriter, and a prolific essayist, he has been published and produced in virtually every field and genre of creative writing. His numerous essays, articles, poems and short stories have appeared in the Discovery Channel magazines, The Writer, Prism International, Short Story International, Manoa, and numerous other online and print magazines. His work has been translated into 10 languages.
Silvis’s many literary awards include two writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award, six fellowships for his fiction, drama, and screenwriting from the Pennsylvania Council On the Arts, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree awarded for “distinguished literary achievement.” WEBSITE