A tree or a person or a wall : stories /

"Here we have Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and stunning visions of the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world. A 19th-century minister builds an elaborate motor that will bring...

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Main Author: Bell, Matt, 1980- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Soho Press, [2016]
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