If Ionesco had written an American suspense thriller, it might be something like this.
We are kept on the edge of our seats as events move toward a climax beyond expectation … Makes us laugh our way up a mountain of success.
Lock’s weapon is words and he uses them well. … like a nightmare that wakes you up shaking, forcing you to reassess your life.
Our finest modern fabulist.
Featuring: The House of Correction, The Book of Stains, and The Sinking Houses
Norman Lock has written novels and short fiction as well as stage, radio and screen plays. He received the Aga Kahn Prize, given by The Paris Review, and the Literary Fiction Prize, given by the Dactyl Foundation of the Arts & Humanities, fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Love Among the Particles, he is the author of the novels Shadowplay, The King of Sweden, and The Long Rowing Unto Morning, the short-fiction collections A History of the Imagination, Grim Tales, Pieces for Small Orchestra & Other Fictions, Trio, and Émigrés / Joseph Cornell’s Operas; the novellas Land of the Snow Men and Escher’s Journal; and the book-length poems In the Time of Rat and Cirque du Calder. His acclaimed Absurdist drama The House of Correction has been produced widely in the U.S., Germany, and at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival and in Istanbul. Radio plays broadcast by WDR, Germany, include Women in Hiding, The Shining Man, The Primate House, Let’s Make Money, and Mounting Panic. Selected radio plays are published as Two Plays for Radio; stage plays, as Three Plays by Norman Lock. More at www.normanlock.com.
$18 Perfect Bound | Published 2011