White Tiger on Snow Mountain by David Gordon
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Thirteen carefully crafted short stories from Gordon...Much like his two previous novels, Gordon’s collection of stories is an offbeat mix of absurdist violence, sexual fantasy, literary experimentation and self-effacing humor...A bit of stylish enjoyment for readers willing to poke a bit of fun at both icons and iconoclasts.
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Thirteen hilarious, moving, and beautifully brutal stories by David Gordon, the award-winning author of Mystery Girl and The Serialist.

In these funny, surprising, and touching stories, Gordon gets at the big stuff—art and religion, literature and madness, the supernatural, and the dark fringes of sexuality—in his own unique style, described by novelist Rivka Galchen as “Dashiell Hammett divided by Don DeLillo, to the power of Dostoyevsky—yet still pure David Gordon.” Gordon's creations include ex-gangsters and terrifying writing coaches, Internet girlfriends and bogus memoirists, Chinatown ghosts, and vampires of Queens. “The Amateur” features a cafe encounter with a terrible artist who carries a mind-blowing secret. In the long, beautifully brutal title story, a man numbed by life finds himself flirting with and mourning lost souls in the purgatory of sex chatrooms. The result is both unflinching and hilarious, heartbreaking and life-affirming.

 

About David Gordon

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David Gordon was born in New York City. He attended Sarah Lawrence College and holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature and an MFA in Writing, both from Columbia University, and has worked in film, fashion, publishing, and pornography. His first novel, The Serialist, won the VCU/Cabell First Novel Award and was a finalist for an Edgar Award. His work has also appeared in The Paris Review, Purple, and Fence, among other publications.
 
Published October 28, 2014 by Little A. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Sep 18 2014

Thirteen carefully crafted short stories from Gordon...Much like his two previous novels, Gordon’s collection of stories is an offbeat mix of absurdist violence, sexual fantasy, literary experimentation and self-effacing humor...A bit of stylish enjoyment for readers willing to poke a bit of fun at both icons and iconoclasts.

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