Last Stories and Other Stories
Last Stories and Other Stories
William T. Vollmann



Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central.

In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic.

A Bohemian farmer's dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes.

Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.

Title Last Stories and Other Stories
Author William T. Vollmann
Publisher Viking
Title First Published 10 July 2014
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages DCCIV - p.
ISBN-10 0670015970
ISBN-13 9780670015979
Publication Date 10 July 2014
Front matter page count (Roman) 704
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $36.00