By Maura Stanton

In towns within the Sea, Maura Stanton faucets into the mysterious strength of the fairy story, with its extraordinary pictures and magical narrative styles. Her tales blur the limits among fairy story and verité, and touch upon the artwork of storytelling. various characters -- from a company guy to a pianist, from a county coroner to a ironmongery shop clerk, from a Greek immigrant to a Danish artist -- come to find that the prior is a ruined state, misplaced ceaselessly, yet nonetheless a spot to go to in want, dream, and reminiscence. all through her tales, Stanton makes an attempt to wrest a deeper trend, jam-packed with humor and sweetness, out of the demanding occasions of latest life.

Maura Stanton's prior books comprise the radical Molly Companion and the tale collections The nation I Come From and Do now not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling. Stanton is a recipient of the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets award and a two-time winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. She teaches within the M.F.A. software at Indiana University.

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