Manuel Gonzales - The Miniature Wife and Other Stories

 

Friday, January 11 at 7PM

Fiction Author & Austinite
 
MANUEL GONZALES

Speaking and Signing
The Minature Wife:
and Other Short Stories


The eighteen stories of Manuel Gonzales’s exhilarating first book render the fantastic commonplace and the ordinary extraordinary, in prose that thrums with energy and shimmers with beauty. In “The Artist’s Voice” we meet one of the world’s foremost composers, a man who speaks through his ears. A hijacked plane circles a city for twenty years in “Pilot, Copilot, Writer.” Sound can kill in “The Sounds of Early Morning.” And, in the title story, a man is at war with the wife he accidentally shrank. For these characters, the phenomenal isn’t necessarily special—but it’s often dangerous.

In slightly fantastical settings, Gonzales illustrates very real guilt over small and large marital missteps, the intense desire for the reinvention of self, and the powerful urges we feel to defend and provide for the people we love. With wit and insight, these stories subvert our expectations and challenge us to look at our surroundings with fresh eyes. Brilliantly conceived, strikingly original, and told with the narrative instinct of a born storyteller, The Miniature Wife is an unforgettable debut.

About the Author

Manuel Gonzales is a graduate of the Columbia University graduate creative writing program. He has published fiction and nonfiction in Open City, Fence, One Story, Esquire, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and The Believer. He lives in Austin, Texas, here he is Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave.


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Event date: 
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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ISBN: 9781594486043
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2013

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