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Lunar Attractions

by (author) Clark Blaise

Publisher
Biblioasis
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889841055
    Publish Date
    May 1990
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771960014
    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
    $19.95

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First published in 1979, Clark Blaise's Lunar Attractions is the story of a whimsical young boy from the Florida backwoods, whose introduction to sexuality - and eventual involvement in a murder investigation, following the death of a teenage cross-dresser and prostitute - has shocked readers for decades. A turbulent sexual odyssey that roils beneath the slick surface of 1950s America.

About the author

Clark Blaise has taught in Montreal, Toronto, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, as well as at Skidmore College, Columbia University, Iowa, NYU, Sarah Lawrence and Emory. For several years he directed the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Among the most widely travelled of authors, he has taught or lectured in Japan, India, Singapore, Australia, Finland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Holland, Germany, Haiti and Mexico. He lived for years in San Francisco, teaching at the University of California, Berkeley. He is married to the novelist Bharati Mukherjee and currently divides his time between San Francisco and Southampton, Long Island. In 2002, he was elected president of the Society for the Study of the Short Story. In 2003, he was given an award for exceptional achievement by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada ``for his contributions to Canadian letters as an author, essayist, teacher, and founder of the post-graduate program in creative writing at Concordia University``.

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