How I Came to Haunt My Parents by Natalee Caple

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How I Came to Haunt My Parents is storytelling for parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction Natalee Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and imagines what moral Aesop may have offered to a mother who gave birth to a murderous dictator. Caple’s animals and humans are imbued with modern complexity as they confront sex, death, and history, but her stories are as witty as they are profoundly lucid.How I Came to Haunt My Parents is proof of Caple’s status as one of the great prose stylists currently writing. Praise for Natalee Caple“Moving…unsettling.” —The New York Times on The Heart Has Its Own Reason"A brilliant story-teller." —D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel"Natalee Caple writes with sensual and captivating detail of people whose dreams drive them to unanticipated extremities." —Catherine Bush, author of The Rules of Engagement

About Natalee Caple

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Natalee Caple launched her Canadian literary career in 1998 with her debut story collection "The Heart Is Its Own Reason," which captured the attention of the "New York Times Book Review" and garnered high international praise. She is the author of one previous novel, "The Plight of Happy People in an Ordinary World," as well as a collection of poetry entitled "A More Tender Ocean" and coeditor of "The Notebook: Interviews and New Fiction from Contemporary Writers," "Mackerel Sky "is her American debut.
Published May 1, 2011 by ECW Press. 103 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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