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Lime Twig

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ISBN-10: 0140189823

ISBN-13: 9780140189827

Edition: 1996

Authors: John Hawkes, Patrick McGrath, Robert Coover

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Set in postwar London, the Lime Twig is the story of a young man who becomes involved with the underworld, Second Skin is a tale of suicide and new life on two mythical islands, and Travesty is a harrowing monologue on fear and eroticism.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Author John Hawkes was born in Stamford, Connecticut on August 17, 1925. During World War II, he joined the American Field Service and was an ambulance driver in Italy and Germany from the summer of 1944 to the summer of 1945. He taught at Brown University for thirty years. He wrote eighteen novels, four plays, and a volume of poetry during his lifetime. His first novel, The Cannibal, was published in 1949. His other works include The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, and Virginie: Her Two Lives. His novel Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade won France's Prix Medicis �tranger in 1986. He died on May 15, 1998.

Patrick McGrath was born in London in 1950 and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was the medical superintendent for many years. He attended Stonyhurst College and received his BA in English from the University of London. Among other jobs, he worked as an orderly in a mental hospital and as a teacher before becoming a writer. He is seen as a leader of the neo-Gothic writers; his books include Spider, The Grotesque, Port Mungo, Trauma and Asylum. His novel Martha Peake won the Premio Flaiano Prize in Italy. McGrath resides in New York City and London.

Robert Coover is a midwesterner who has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative of contemporary writers of fiction. Coover likes to experiment with an abundance of differing styles. The Origin of the Brunists (1966), his first novel, is a religious parable heavily loaded with symbolism and mythical parallels. It deals with the rise following an Appalachian coal-mine disaster of a sect of worshipers made up of fundamentalists and theosophists whose leader, Giovanni Bruno, is less a preacher than a silent enigma. The principal analogue is apparently meant to be the founding of the Christian religion, but Coover's extensive irony requires that he reverse many of the traditional…