The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast: New and Selected Stories

The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast: New and Selected Stories

by John L'Heureux

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Overview

A sweeping posthumous collection wrestles with faith, irony, and the redemptive nature of love.
Kirkus

A nun crashes her car; an unborn child sings to its mother; a troubled priest is in the market for a London apartment. In The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast, John L’Heureux explores head-on life’s biggest questions, and the moments—of joy, doubt, transcendence—that alter the course of life. Compiled as he neared the end of his life, and conceived as the legacy of a life’s work, The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast brims with elegance, humor, and compassion, welcoming both the ordinary and the rapturous. L’Heureux is a writer of astonishing vision—a master of storytelling and the sentence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998267579
Publisher: A Public Space
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 195,170
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John L'Heureux was born in South Hadley, Massachusetts. He spent seventeen years as a Jesuit priest, after which he worked as an editor at the Atlantic; and for more than thirty years taught American literature and creative writing at Stanford, where he was the longtime director of the writing program. His stories appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Harper's. He was the author of twenty-three books, including the novels The Beggar's Pawn, The Medici Boy, and The Shrine at Altamira; and the short-story collections Desires and Comedians. He lived with his wife in northern California until his death in 2019.

Hometown:

Stanford, California

Date of Birth:

October 26, 1934

Place of Birth:

South Hadley, Massachusetts

Education:

Graduate degrees in philosophy and English from Boston College and Harvard University

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