The Brubury Tales
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 310 pages|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 08 March 2014|
An ambitious homage to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, The Brubury Tales (Illustrated Edition) takes Chaucer's story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots in 1992, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in an impromptu storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time. Written entirely in rhyming verse, the tales themselves are poetic updates of classic stories by Dostoevsky, Dickens, Boccaccio, O Henry, Poe, Twain, Gilman, Crane, Saki, Anderson, Bierce, and even Khayyam's Rubaiyat. Along with 11 original illustrations by Keith Draws, the book also contains a special foreword by California literary legend, Carolyn See, book reviewer for The Washington Post and bestselling author of Handyman and There Will Never Be Another You.
About the Author
Frank Mundo has a BA in English from UCLA, where he completed the Creative Writing Program. His stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in dozens of journals, magazines and anthologies in print and online. For over a decade, Mr. Mundo has also been reviewing books for the San Diego Union-Tribune, The New York Journal of Books, and many more. Author of Gary, the Four-Eyed Fairy and Other Stories, an interconnected collection of his very best short stories published over the last 15 years, Mr. Mundo's latest book, Different, is an illustrated novella that reimagines Kafka's Metamorphosis and Alice in Wonderland.
22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 centimetres (0.42 kg)|
15+ years |