Voodoo Heart by Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder’s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee at Niagara Falls (his job: watching for jumpers) will take off in a car after a blimp in which his girlfriend has escaped. But in Snyder’s wondrous imagination there’s a thin membrane between the whimsical and the disturbing: the unlikely affair between a famous actress—in hiding after surgery—and a sporting goods salesman takes an ominous turn just as she begins to heal; an engaged couple’s relationship is fractured when one of them becomes obsessed with an inmate at the women’s prison next door.

Dark, funny, powerful, this debut collection underscores the remarkable gifts of a fiercely original young writer.


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About Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook and other journals. He most recently has co-written AMERICAN VAMPIRE for Vertigo/DC Comics, along with horror-master Stephen King, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING.
 
Published May 29, 2007 by The Dial Press. 290 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Seven solidly constructed stories celebrate characters who are lost and don't necessarily wish to be found.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Voodoo Heart

Publishers Weekly

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[Signature] Reviewed by Francine Prose Reading Scott Snyder's accomplished first story collection, <EMPHASIS

Mar 27 2006 | Read Full Review of Voodoo Heart

The New York Times

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Blimps and biplanes glide through Scott Snyder's first collection of stories.

Jul 16 2006 | Read Full Review of Voodoo Heart

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