Rainbow Stories


SKU: 9780140171549
Author: Vollmann, William T
Publication Date: 07/01/1992
Publisher: Penguin Books
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


The debut collection of stories from the National Book-Award winning author of Europe Central

From a writer who has won comparison with Thomas Pynchon and William S. Burroughs comes thirteen unnerving and often breathtaking stories populated by punks and angels, skinheads and religious assassins, streetwalkers and fetishists–people who live outside the law and and the clear light of the every day. Set in landscapes as diverse as ancient Babylon, India, and the seamy underbelly of San Francisco, these daring and innovative tales are laced with Vollmann’s fertile imagination. The Rainbow Stories ushers us into a world that bears an awful yet hypnotic resemblance to that of our deepest nightmares, confirming Vollmann’s reputation as a dark visionary of contemporary fiction.