Fiction. LGBT Studies. In his second novel, Alfred Corn tells the story of Mark Shreve, a well-heeled fiction writer now in his sixties and living in Brooklyn, New York. Shreve has a favourite niece, Marguerite Weise, who is in prison and has asked him to reveal her story to the world disguised as fiction. Shreve's narration is multi- layered, full of suspense, and weaves its threads from New York to the mid-west, Canada and Mexico. The novel also unfolds with a backdrop of the contemporary art world and its politics. Readers may sense an affinity with Doris Lessing and Calvino as they respond to the doubled narratives of both Shreve and author Corn.
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About the Author
Since the appearance of his first book of poems in 1976, Alfred Corn has distinguished himself as one of the most original poets writing in the United States. In addition to his poems, Corn has also published one novel, a highly praised manual of prosody, a collection of essays, translations of poetry and drama, and critical writing on art, music, and the theater, as well as an edited collection of essays on the New Testament. Recent books include MIRANDA'S BOOK (Eyewear Publishing, 2014), UNIONS (Barrow Street Press, 2014), THE POEM'S HEARTBEAT: A MANUAL OF PROSODY (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), and CONTRADICTIONS (Copper Canyon Press, 2008).