Doctor of Silence : Fictions
Paperback, jacketed, sewn, 180 pages, 6 x 9", 1988, 0-914232-91-6
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In these twenty-seven stories: an apparently happily married woman burns a hole in her dress with an iron and disappears into it; a fundamentalist preacher meets the lords of Karma; a post-apocalyptic tribe of wanderers reconceive the possibilities of living life; a proposal for a society of Hypnogeographers to map the places we go in dreams; a smugly dysfunctional youth encounters an old gypsy with her weird "infinite tarot" . . .
"Kelly writes of small moments with large interest—most of the pieces are no more than a few pages, but their dramatic impact is great. ...Kelly's fictions stand...as mystical glimpses of a rich inner world"—Kirkus Reviews