Love Among the Particles by Norman Lock

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For all their convolutions of space and time, these stories are remarkably easy to follow and savor.
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“Topical, astonishing and provocative . . . a masterful collection.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers (starred review)

“[Lock’s stories] are gems, rich in imagination and language . . . For all their convolutions of space and time, these stories are remarkably easy to follow and savor.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Mr. Hyde finally reveals his secrets to an ambitious journalist, unleashing unforeseen horrors. An ancient Egyptian mummy is revived in 1935 New York to consult on his Hollywood biopic. A Brooklynite suddenly dematerializes and passes through the internet, in search of true love…

Love Among the Particles is virtuosic storytelling, at once a poignant critique of our romance with technology and a love letter to language. In a whirlwind tour of space, time, and history, Norman Lock creates worlds that veer wildly from the natural to the supernatural via the pre-modern, mechanical, and digital ages. Whether reintroducing characters from the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, and Gaston Leroux, or performing dizzying displays of literary pyrotechnics, these stories are nothing less than a compendium of the marvelous.

Norman Lock is the award-winning author of novels, short fiction, and poetry, as well as stage, radio, and screenplays. He has won The Dactyl Foundation Literary Fiction Award, The Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, and writing fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey.
 

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Norman Lock is the award-winning and widely-translated author of novels, short fiction, and poetry as well as stage, radio, and screen plays. Among his many honors are The Dactyl Foundation Literary Fiction Award and The Paris Review Aga Kahn Prize for Fiction, presented by George Plimpton. He has been awarded writing fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Aberdeen, New Jersey.
 
Published April 19, 2013 by Bellevue Literary Press. 290 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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For all their convolutions of space and time, these stories are remarkably easy to follow and savor.

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