Byzantium: Stories

Byzantium: Stories Author Ben Stroud
ISBN-10 1555976468
ISBN-13 9781555976460
Year 2013-07-23
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Graywolf Press
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Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction an imaginative debut that ranges from Havana to Berlin A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year One of Publishers Weekly s Best Summer Books Ancient cities and fallen empires come to life in this masterful collection In the Byzantine court a noble with a crippled hand is called upon to ensure that a holy man poses no threat to the throne On an island in Lake Michigan a religious community crumbles after an ardent convert digs a little too deep And the black detective Jackson Hieronymus Burke rises to fame and falls from favor in two stories that recount his origins in Havana and the height of his success in Kaiser Wilhelm s Germany Ben Stroud s historical reimaginings twist together with contemporary stories to reveal startling truths about human nature across the centuries In his able hands Byzantium makes us believe that these are accounts we haven t heard yet As the chronicler of Burke s exploits muses After all where does history exist except in our imagination Does that make it any less true

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Byzantium

Byzantium Author Ben Stroud
ISBN-10 9781555970741
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 192

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Byzantium

Byzantium Author Ben Stroud
ISBN-10 1555976468
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 192