Sheila Kohler's new stories range from a boarding school in South Africa where a pre-adolescent girl discovers her own mortality when an aging teacher attempts to seduce her, to a remote American mental hospital visited by an idealistic young psychiatrist from the city, to the South African veld where a young physician's confession to his wife of a homosexual affair leads to his death.
Kohler's writing is intelligent, sensual, compassionate, always laced with irony and a subtle humor.
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In ""Luck"" (set in South Africa, as are many of these tales), a beautiful young girl (a Kohler archetype) serves as a lure for a handsome older man, delivering him to her tony, alcoholic mother (another Kohler archetype).| Read Full Review of Stories from Another World
Because the jacket of Sheila Kohler's new collection of short stories bears warm endorsements from Amy Tan and from J.M.Dec 26 2003 | Read Full Review of Stories from Another World
Sheila Kohler is best known for Cracks, a brief 1999 novel widely described by critics as a Lord of the Flies with teenage girls.Jan 14 2004 | Read Full Review of Stories from Another World