Joseph McElroy: Night Soul and Other Stories

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bw110203book.jpgNight Soul and Other Stories (Dalkey Archive Press)
Joseph McElroy is well regarded as one of the most demanding living American writers. His work is usually innovative and difficult. But in this collection of short stories, his first, stories of tenderness, often about care for children, predominate. Today, we discuss "night souls," the title story, which may be his masterpiece.

Read an excerpt from Night Soul and Other Stories.

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