James Sallis is a prolific man of letters. Author of the popular Lew Griffin novels and the recent novel Cypress Grove, he has also written an avant-garde novel, Renderings, and a spy novel, Death Will Have Your Eyes, as well as countless short stories, p
In this clear and poetic collection of personal essays, Sallis (Bluebottle, 1999, etc.) recounts the beauty and pain he has
experienced as a writer and as a human being.
Best known for his Lew Griffin detective novels, Sallis has a talent for conveying sadness and humor simultaneously. Read full book review >
Sallis, who's won widespread acclaim for his strikingly wayward Lew Griffin detective stories (Black Hornet, 1994, etc.), is also a poet, translator, and literary essayistand now, the author of this slender, unrevealing portrait of an unnamed fictional artist reflecting on his life and loves and coming death. Read full book review >