Books by Ed McClanahan

A CONGRESS OF WONDERS by Ed McClanahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1996

"McClanahan's old-timey slang and down-home wit endow his trash, drifters, cons, and rubes with poetry and magic."
A first collection of three long pieces, all set in the 1940s- -``dark and ignorant times'' for the small-town folk that McClanahan (The Natural Man, 1983, etc.) continues to bring to life in his inimitable country-lyrical style. ``Juanita and the Frog Prince,'' the unlikely tale of a ``hoosegow scullery maid'' and a jail inmate with two noses, boldly veers into the fabulistic, with the slutty girl and the freak thug uniting in a weird transmigration of souls. Read full book review >