Dumbarton Ghosts

Dumbarton Ghosts

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by Mark Ellis
     
 

Dumbarton Ghosts chronicles the life-changing moments of characters faced with metaphorical versions of San Francisco Bay's most infamous bridge, a bridge doomed and risen. Through eleven eclectic tales, choice and fate attend each crossing. From the abyss, the cumulative madness of our era beckons. A love poem to the South Bay, the title story becomes universal as

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Dumbarton Ghosts chronicles the life-changing moments of characters faced with metaphorical versions of San Francisco Bay's most infamous bridge, a bridge doomed and risen. Through eleven eclectic tales, choice and fate attend each crossing. From the abyss, the cumulative madness of our era beckons. A love poem to the South Bay, the title story becomes universal as a couple struggles with infertility and the myths of phantoms. "Napa High" takes a left turn into Wine Country, altered states, and a young girl's glimpse of freedom. In "The Earliest Model," events take a Joycian turn for a boy who discovers there is something to fear at his favorite aunt's house.

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The Oakland Tribune
"...spooky..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591295211
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
0.38(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Bill Johnson
A fine collection...the subtle epiphanies Mark creates in these stories are a pleasure to read and think about.
A Story Is A Promise
Lake Oswego Review
Dumbarton Ghosts is a slow-burning, thoughtful work, which follows in the model of Ellis' idols, Stegner, Oates and De Lillo.
Lake Oswego Review

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