Price $16.95 paper, 274 pages
Winner, USABookNews.com Best Books, Literary Novel
a whirl of historic fact, erotic mayhem, and comic suspense, Masters
ingeniously connects the bloodlust that drove the once
sky-filling passenger pigeon into extinction
with endangered forms of culture and love
in an uproarious and wise inquiry into why
we destroy what awes and sustains us.
Masters in his tenth novel produces a twisty terrorism-cum-conspiracy plot,
the lure of which is literary-minded crimes...and misdemeanors…. Masters is
a cheeky Scheherazade or Rabelais, weaving tales within tales that are
sublime even when they are also ridiculous.
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Hilary Masters is the author of seventeen books—Post is
his tenth novel. Essays and works of fiction complete the list including the
memoir Last Stands: Notes from Memory. His work has received the Balch Prize
for fiction, the Monroe Spears Prize for the essay and has been noted in
Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize
anthologies. In 2003 the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented him
its Award for Literature.