Altmann's Tongue by Brian Evenson
Stories and novella

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Twenty-five short stories and a detective novella, The Sanza Affair, present a chilling collection of tales in which social institutions and human relationships dissolve without warning and with mayhem. A first collection.

About Brian Evenson

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Brian Evenson is the author of six books of fiction: "Altmann's Tongue" (Bison Books, 2002), "The Din of Celestial Birds" (Wordcraft, 1997), "Prophets and Brothers "(Rodent 1997), "Father of Lies" (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1998), "Contagion" (Wordcraft, 2000), and "Dark Property" (Black Square/Hammer Books/Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002). He received an O. Henry Award for his story "Two Brothers" and has twice received O. Henry honorable mentions. He now teaches in the creative writing program at Brown University.
Published August 23, 1994 by Knopf. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A police detective named Sanza has been killed while investigating a case, which has been passed on to an inspector named Lund.

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The spirit of Edgar Allan Poe inhabits this collection of violent and mysterious stories that recall not only that master of the perverse but also the seamier side of the nightly news.

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