The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories

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The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories

by Kim Edwards

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The characters in these stories are often separated from the mainstream - a juggler and a trapeze artist, a daughter whose mother is a public evangelist waging a wear against sin, a cleaning woman whose life is inexplicably tied to Marie Curie's. The stories they inhabit transcend the barriers of time to explore the universally driving force of our experience: the magnitude of human love. In "Spring, Mountain, Sea" a young American brings his Korean bride home after serving in the war, and finds himself isolated from both his own culture and the culture of his new family. In "Gold" a Malaysian rubber tapper becomes obsessed with the possibility of becoming as wealthy as the foreign landowners who visit his village, and in his quest for gold nearly destroys the enduring relationships that have shaped his life. In the title story, the narrator - a fire-eater in a circus - shows a careless disregard for a boy who comes to learn his trade and as a consequence brings about his own downfall. Taking us to exotic and remote places in America, Europe, and Asia, The Secrets of a Fire King is at once magical and profound, marking the extraordinary debut of a new voice in American fiction.

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The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories

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0393040267.

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The Secrets of a Fire King

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8 vo; black boards; 234 pps.; illust. dj. First book publication of short stories of a Kentucy author who has published in The Paris Review, Antaeus, & Story. Edwards has received the Nelson Algren Award among others.

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The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories

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First Edition. First edition. Fine copy in fine dust jacket in a mylar protector. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors.

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The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories

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by Kim Edwards

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From Publishers Weekly Edwards's debut collection features 11 beguiling, exquisitely crafted tales of transformation and the challenges of love. Bernadette Dunne provides deep emotional nuance to her reading, conveying precisely the awe of a first-time skydiver, the quiet desperation of an Asian mail-order bride or the surprise and jealousy of an old-guard colonialist wife meeting a modern-minded newcomer. Still, where on the page Edwards's writing springs to life and exerts a peculiar magic over the reader, here it's somewhat diminished, less captivating and singular. The stories have impressively diverse and realistically described settings, some reaching back in time by a century, others taking place on the other side of the world, but apart from the occasional use of a light French or British accent, Dunne's presentation does not vary with the stories, so after a while they begin to blend together. Listeners will appreciate Dunne's skillful handling of Edwards's poetic prose, but the production lacks any real sparks that would illuminate and complement the author's achievement of imagination in conjuring such different worlds so convincingly. A Penguin paperback (Reviews, Feb. 25, 1997). Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition. From Library Journal Many of the award-winning stories in this first collection feature strong, pragmatic women as protagonists, usually motivated by love in its broadest sense: A 19-year-old finds hidden strength after skydiving with an unstable boyfriend; a lonely, uprooted Asian woman makes a life in America; the cleaning woman of a famous scientist idolizes her employer despite suffering physically because of his experiments; a wife connects best with her husband during the time of their greatest challenge. Edwards utilizes her perceptual ability and keen eye for detail to delineate believable characters, many of whom are facing unique challenges. Their haunting situations are effectively complemented by unusual settings in Asia, America and Europe. Recommended for all literary collections. ? Ellen R. Cohen, Rockville, Md. Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The Secrets of a Fire King. { Signed & Lined.}. { First Edition/ First Printing.}.

The Secrets of a Fire King. { Signed & Lined.}. { First Edition/ First Printing.}.

by Kim Edwards

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12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author A FINE copy of the FIRST EDITION. In FINE jacket. SIGNED by KIM EDWARDS on the title page. The author has also written the novel's FIRST LINE above her signature on the title page. " MY FATHER WAS A MAN WHO BELIEVED THAT HISTORY REPEATED ITSELF..." A Very Special/unique copy thus of the Signed First Edition of the author's First Book.

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