The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead: Stories

Hardcover | January 17, 2017

byChanelle Benz

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A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing.

A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in sixteenth century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the loss of all that he held sacred.

The characters in The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly imaginative debut, are as varied as any in recent literature, but they share a thirst for adventure which sends them rushing full-tilt toward the moral crossroads, becoming victims and perpetrators along the way. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz’s stories of identity, abandonment, and fierce love come together in a daring, arresting vision.

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A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing.A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege,...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 inPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062490753

ISBN - 13:9780062490759

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“Benz’s debut collection of 10 stories is impressive... taut, inventive language... emotionally compelling and historically vivid... Powerfully nuanced... the collection explores violence, identity, and otherness in sharply observed, fiercely eloquent prose.”