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  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories

    Named a Best Book of the Year by:
    The Boston Globe
    O, The Oprah Magazine
    Huffington Post
    The A.V. Club

    Washington Post Notable Book
    An NPR Great Read of 2013

    From the author of the novel Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—comes a magical and uniquely daring collection of stories that showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best. 

    Within these pages, a community of girls held captive in a Japanese silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms and plot revolution; a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow that bears an uncanny resemblance to a missing classmate that they used to torment; a family’s disastrous quest for land in the American West has grave consequences; and in the marvelous title story, two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try to slake their thirst for blood and come to terms with their immortal relationship.

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