The Drowned Life (P.S.)
by Jeffrey Ford
Review by Colleen Cahill
Harper Perennial Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061435065
Date: 01 November 2008 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Fantastic literature comes in many levels, from just a subtle touch of the unusual to mind blowing fantasies and everything between. Jeffrey Ford has shown mastery of all types of speculative fiction over the years and his newest collection, The Drowned Life only reinforces his reputation, with works that emphasis the bizarreness of an unusual liquor to ones that center on how mustard can be used for art. Ford once again takes us to fabulous places, made all the more so because they seem so possible. From official release/information:
From back of book: In the remote town of Gatchfield, they brew special liquor from a rare fruit, the death berry. And once a year, a select few are chosen to imbibe, and dream...
Pulled down by the weight of the world, a man finally goes under -- literally and figuratively -- and finds himself wandering the submerged realm of Drowned Town...
In this new collection of short fiction, Jeffrey Ford offers sixteen stories filled with dark wonders and delights, marked by the fluid prose and thoughtful imagery.
(Source: Harper Perennial)