Aliens In The Prime Of Their Lives: Stories by Brad WatsonAliens In The Prime Of Their Lives: Stories by Brad Watson

Aliens In The Prime Of Their Lives: Stories

byBrad Watson

Paperback | March 15, 2011

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In this, his first collection of stories since his celebrated, award-winning Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson takes us even deeper into the riotous, appalling, and mournful oddity of human beings.

In prose so perfectly pitched as to suggest some celestial harmony, he writes about every kind of domestic discord: unruly or distant children, alienated spouses, domestic abuse, loneliness, death, divorce. In his masterful title novella, a freshly married teenaged couple are visited by an unusual pair of inmates from a nearby insane asylum—and find out exactly how mismatched they really are.

With exquisite tenderness, Watson relates the brutality of both nature and human nature. There’s no question about it. Brad Watson writes so well—with such an all-seeing, six-dimensional view of human hopes, inadequacies, and rare grace—that he must be an extraterrestrial.
Brad Watson teaches creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters; his first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his Aliens in the Prime of Their Li...
Title:Aliens In The Prime Of Their Lives: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393338851

ISBN - 13:9780393338850


Editorial Reviews

Consistently delivers that elusive element great Southern writers have always brought to the table—a delicious sense of the unexpected. — Kirkus ReviewsWatson is a master at hairpin plot turns, and his characters come alive on the page. — Publishers WeeklyEssential reading and highly recommended. — Library JournalPowerful stories. — BooklistPrecise, surprising . . . gorgeously turned sentences. — Pam Houston, author of Cowboys Are My Weakness