The gunman & the carnival : stories

Book Cover
Reno, Nevada : Baobab Press, [2024].
9781936097500, 1936097508
Physical Desc
142 pages ; 22 cm


LocationCall NumberStatus
Newton - New BooksFICTION GAMMON, C.Checked Out

More Details

Reno, Nevada : Baobab Press, [2024].
9781936097500, 1936097508


General Note
"A Red Ochre edition"--Page 4 of cover.
"The stories in the inimitable Catherine Gammon's The Gunman and the Carnival -- loosely linked and set in Los Angeles, California -- center on women of various ages and backgrounds. Constructed around themes of solitude and connection, creation and destruction, love and loss, these sixteen stories unfold in a world haunted by individual and collective violence, systemic injustice, pandemic, and environmental duress: not with genre sensibilities of the dystopic or apocalyptic, but with compassion and wisdom that renders a staid, meditative examination of our contemporary challenges. The Gunman and the Carnival does not aspire to be a panorama or to portray the city (or the nation) in its extraordinary complexity. Rather it shines a roving light into the minds and hearts of an idiosyncratic handful of characters living in our difficult times and invites each one to sing. Some of the stories are realist, some oblique and fragmented, others metafictional or surreal, and the urban / suburban landscapes are accented by the occasional appearance of wildlife and the presence (and voices) of trees. Handled with grace and intelligence, these stories chronicle contemporary struggles: the violence and the joy examined in equal measure"--,Provided by publisher.


Loading Description...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...



APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gammon, C. (2024). The gunman & the carnival: stories . Baobab Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gammon, Catherine. 2024. The Gunman & the Carnival: Stories. Baobab Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gammon, Catherine. The Gunman & the Carnival: Stories Baobab Press, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gammon, Catherine. The Gunman & the Carnival: Stories Baobab Press, 2024.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.