The Veneration of Monsters

The Veneration of Monsters

Stories

Book - 2017
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"In The Veneration of Monsters, Suzanne Burns' sophomore fiction collection, an array of unusual heroines search for love and acceptance, a pursuit that often takes a bizarre turn. Cherise tries to impress a man who only exists in her imagination. Violet throws away a meaningful relationship with a vampire in favor of online community. Tabitha feels she can only be loved by the doll she carries around in her purse. Lara wants to marry a man who believes every lie she tells. And in the final story, Just the Right Kind of Stranger, Irene becomes so enamored with the idea of attracting violent predators that she becomes what she seeks out. Through stories that move between reality and mysticism, Burns carries a conversation about the pitfalls of a search for love and the feeling of isolation while surrounded by a world of multitudes. This collection also features a follow-up to Tiny Ron, the most popular story in Misfits and Other Heroes, published by Dzanc in 2009. Burns' other works include eleven poetry collections"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI :, Dzanc Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9781941088760
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: First movement
Selfie
Happy anniversary
Best of show
Reducing
The line of fate
The unfortunate act of falling
Unwound
The compromise
The borrower
Just the right kind of stranger.
Summary: "In The Veneration of Monsters, Suzanne Burns' sophomore fiction collection, an array of unusual heroines search for love and acceptance, a pursuit that often takes a bizarre turn. Cherise tries to impress a man who only exists in her imagination. Violet throws away a meaningful relationship with a vampire in favor of online community. Tabitha feels she can only be loved by the doll she carries around in her purse. Lara wants to marry a man who believes every lie she tells. And in the final story, Just the Right Kind of Stranger, Irene becomes so enamored with the idea of attracting violent predators that she becomes what she seeks out. Through stories that move between reality and mysticism, Burns carries a conversation about the pitfalls of a search for love and the feeling of isolation while surrounded by a world of multitudes. This collection also features a follow-up to Tiny Ron, the most popular story in Misfits and Other Heroes, published by Dzanc in 2009. Burns' other works include eleven poetry collections"-- Provided by publisher.

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