Books by Robert Wintner

IN A SWEET MAGNOLIA TIME by Robert Wintner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"An overwrought excursion into the swamp of Southern race relations."
The death of a federal judge in 1968 leads the narrator of Wintner's novel to contemplate and challenge race divisions in the South. Read full book review >
TOUCAN WHISPER, TOUCAN SING by Robert Wintner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Wild and lively escapades, to be sure, but only the toucan (all but invisible in the plot) avoids the general clamor and excess the rest of the novel succumbs to."
A charming title fronts Wintner's latest (Lonely Hearts, Changing Worlds, 2001; etc.), but the same frenzied philosophizing and style-jiving that hurt his previous work envelops this saucy tale of a distinctive pair of brothers at a seaside resort in Mexico. Read full book review >
LONELY HEARTS, CHANGING WORLDS by Robert Wintner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Forget all the teachers who told you that a story comes to rest with a pleasing finality. In Wintner's world, characters drift aimlessly through their lives while readers long in vain for something beyond ribald humor that might produce a satisfying pause."
The superficial concerns of Wintner's characters, evident in earlier fiction (Homunculus, p. 419, etc.), are here given ten variations in a collection of vaguely interesting people thinking moderately deep thoughts about unstartling things. Read full book review >
HOMUNCULUS by Robert Wintner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"God knows what to make of this. We don't. Spiritual rebirth it's not."
Style imitates theme in this seriocomic novel, but it's no more effective than it was in Wintner's jivey previous effort, The Prophet Pasqual (1999). Read full book review >