On Sale: November 10, 2015
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Literature and Fiction
A master storytellerâ€™s vision reawakens us to the human
experience in this diverse, haunting, and unexpectedly
humorous new collection of short fiction from Simon Van
Booyâ€”his first since Love Begins in Winter, winner of the
Frank Oâ€™Connor International Short Story Award.
â€śShe believed it was a gift to never truly know the self. We
are not who we think we are, nor how others see us. Long
before death, we die a thousand times at the hands of a
In his first book of short stories since Love Begins in
Winter, for which he won the Frank Oâ€™Connor International
Short Story Award), bestselling author Simon Van Booy offers
a collection of stories highlighting how human genius can
emerge through acts of compassion. Through characters
including an eccentric film director, an aging Cockney
bodyguard, the teenage child of Nigerian immigrants, a
divorced amateur magician from New Jersey, and a Beijing
street vendor who becomes an overnight billionaire, Tales of
Accidental Genius contemplates individuals from different
cultures, racesâ€”rich and poor, young and oldâ€”and reveals how
faith and yearning for connection helps us all transcend
darkness of fear and misfortune.
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