The Practical Heart: Four Novellas

The Practical Heart: Four Novellas

by Allan Gurganus
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Practical Heart: Four Novellas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Allan Gurganus's new book, THE PRACTICAL HEART: FOUR NOVELLAS, is an absolute joy. Compelling and funny, sweet and shocking, it's a book that stays with you long after you finish, and lures you back for a second read. I'm giving it to all of my best friends for Christmas, those already acquainted with his rich and varied work, and those who'll be happy for the introduction. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Allan Gurganus's work, and have never been more impressed with his tremendous talent. This is a funny, moving and beautifully written piece of work. Each of the novellas is rich and deeply satisfying. My favorite was 'Saint Monster'. I can think of no other writer whose vision is so personal, and whose style is so imaginative and original. This is an astounding book, one that you'll want to pass along to everyone you love. It's a real gift to his readers from a generous, compassionate and wildly funny writer. More!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several early and preliminary exerpts from the collection, and can say that these stories--along with every other considered expenditure of ink from Gurganus' pen--are spawned of the same glorious stuff from which his early materials have hailed: Equal measure of intellect and imagination, with penetrating consciousness of a God and the compassionate and deliberate sensibilities of a Son left much alone in the world by that God. Allan Gurganus' auspicious and Herculean talents have yet to be fully reckoned by either readers or critics, and I doubt they will be in his lifetime or mine. A shame, as they soar abundant and effortless above his contemporaries, a testimoney to the very best that preceded him and a testament to those that may come after.