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Samuel Roger Horchow (born July 3, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a catalog entrepreneur and Broadway producer.In 1971, Horchow started The Horchow Collection, the first luxury mail-order catalog that was not preceded by a brick-and-mortar presence. He sold the Horchow Collection to Neiman Marcus in 1988.In 1992, he produced his first Broadway show, Crazy for You, a George Gershwin musical, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The London version of Crazy for You won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical. Though Crazy for You was inspired by an earlier Gershwin musical, Girl Crazy, which opened in 1930, theater critics and the American Theater Wing ultimately considered it to be a "new musical." Crazy for You was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.In 2000, Horchow and co-producer Roger Berlind staged a revival of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, for which he won his second Tony Award, for Best Musical Revival.
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The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey EugenidesJeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich-and intriguing-territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail" (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler, a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood, and, in "Fresh Complaint," a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.
The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex.Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich-and intriguing-territory.Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail" (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler, a clavichordist whose dreams of art flounder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood, and, in Fresh Complaint, a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.
After the Plague is a formidable achievement. It is hip, slick and witty'. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH '...A mercurial craftsman mustering some of his most assured work'. FT ' Boyle has the ability to create devastating situations, lighten them with a satirical gleam and then twist them into the kind of joke that makes your stomach hurt'. DAILY MAIL '...Boyle writes so beautifully...it always feels natural, never forced'. GUARDIAN Maverick, unpredictable and accomplished, T.C. Boyle has been called the 'trickster of American letters'. AFTER THE PLAGUE is his latest collection of short stories - here are tales that superbly veer from the psychological to the slapstick, from surrealism to satire, once again proving him to be one of America's most formidable writers.
Paul Major made his way through various Midwestern music homages to the Velvet Underground and T. Rex before moving to New York City to amass an unusual record collection and publish multiple iterations of his influential mail order catalog. Paul is the head of Endless Boogie, an American rock band.
In her 'compact gem of a collection' (Globe & Mail), Carrianne Leung enlivens a singular group of characters sharing a shiny new subdivision in 1970s Toronto. Marilyn greets new neighbors with fresh-baked cookies before she starts stealing from them. Stay-at-home-wife Francesca believes passion is just one yard away, only in the arms of another man. And Darren doesn't understand why his mother insists he keep his head down, even though he gets good grades like his white friends. When a series of inexplicable suicides begin to haunt their community, no one is more fascinated by the terrible phenomenon than young June. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she sits hawk-eyed at the center, bearing witness to the truth behind pulled curtains: the affairs, the racism, the hidden abuses. Leung bursts onto the American literary stage with prose remarkably attuned to the tenuous, and perhaps deceptive, idea of happiness among these picket-fenced lives.
&#8220;[Ballingrud's] evocative and strangely beautiful.&#8221;&#8212;Publishers Weekly (starred review) &#8220;Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite contemporary authors and any time he&#8217;s got a new book out I run to the front of the line. His work is elegant and troublingly, wonderfully disturbing.&#8221;&#8212;Victor LaValle, award&#8211;winning author of The Changeling &#8220;Nathan Ballingrud's brilliant fiction brims with imagination, integrity (I do not use that term lightly), and an authentic world-weary dread that bores directly into your heart. With Wounds you'll gladly follow Nathan to Hell and (maybe) back.&#8221;&#8212;Paul Tremblay, award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts &#8220;Nathan Ballingrud is one of my favorite short fiction writers.&#8221; &#8212;Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation and Borne &#8220;Stretch[es] the boundaries of the genre by employing these grand, horrific worlds. &#8220;The Butcher&#8217;s Table&#8221; reminds me of the first time I read Clive Barker&#8217;s &#8220;In the Hills, the Cities.&#8221; It&#8217;s horrifying, but there&#8217;s beauty.&#8221; &#8212;The New York Times &#8220;In only two slender collections, Nathan Ballingrud has emerged as one of the field&#8217;s most accomplished short story writers.&#8221; &#8212;The Washington Post &#8220;Ballingrud&#8217;s work isn&#8217;t like any other.&#8221;&#8212;Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing &#8220;One of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.&#8221;&#8212;The New York Review of Books &#8220;Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell is without a doubt one of the best, most accomplished horror collections in recent memory.&#8221;&#8212; Hellnotes &#8220;Wounds will no doubt be remembered as one of the most disquieting and memorable short story collections to come out this year.&#8221;&#8212;New York Journal of Books &#8220;There&#8217;s enough nightmare fuel here to inspire weeks of insomnia &#8212; all told with an even hand with a penchant for precise storytelling. How else do you chart the furthest reaches of the uncanny?&#8221;&#8212;Tobias Carroll, Vol. 1 Brooklyn A gripping collection of six stories of terror&#8212;including the novella &#8220;The Visible Filth,&#8221; the basis for the upcoming major motion picture&#8212;by Shirley Jackson Award&#8211;winning author Nathan Ballingrud, hailed as a major new voice by Jeff VanderMeer, Paul Tremblay, and Carmen Maria Machado&#8212;&#8220;one of the most heavyweight horror authors out there&#8221; (The Verge). In his first collection, North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud carved out a distinctly singular place in American fiction with his &#8220;piercing and merciless&#8221; ( Toronto Globe and Mail) portrayals of the monsters that haunt our lives&#8212;both real and imagined: &#8220;What Nathan Ballingrud does in North American Lake Monsters is to reinvigorate the horror tradition&#8221; ( Los Angeles Review of Books). Now, in Wounds, Ballingrud follows up with an even more confounding, strange, and utterly entrancing collection of six stories, including one new novella. From the eerie dread descending upon a New Orleans dive bartender after a cell phone is left behind in a rollicking bar fight in &#8220;The Visible Filth&#8221; to the search for the map of hell in &#8220;The Butcher&#8217;s Table,&#8221; Ballingrud&#8217;s beautifully crafted stories are riveting in their quietly terrifying depictions of the murky line between the known and the unknown.