Tales of Accidental Genius: Stories - Simon Van Booy

It’s always a treat when Simon Van Booy comes out with a new book. One of the most evocative and charming writers today, Van Booy made his name with his short stories and became an indie bookseller favorite. His latest collection of stories, Tales of Accidental Genius still shows him in fine form. Van Booy’s trademark is creating characters with deep empathy and haunting pathos, winding them around each other in remarkable encounters and relationships, such as the elderly man and young pet store clerk who bond over a goldfish; the Chinese director who decides to start his career all over again with a new, profoundly raw story to tell; and a fashion designer who has a chance encounter with a playwright that unwinds in a deep, though fleeting, connection. To read Van Booy is to sink into a warm window seat with frosted-over panes as an evening snow softly falls outside. His stories are lovely, powerful and startling in their poignancy. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who adores beautiful, spare prose and stunning, secret glimpses into people’s lives as they gently collide.

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ISBN: 9780062408976
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 10th, 2015