The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead by Chanelle Benz audiobook

The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories

By Chanelle Benz
Read by various narrators

HarperAudio 9780062490759
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A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing. A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in sixteenth century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the loss of all that he held sacred. The characters in The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly imaginative debut, are as varied as any in recent literature, but they share a thirst for adventure which sends them rushing full-tilt toward the moral crossroads, becoming victims and perpetrators along the way. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz’s stories of identity, abandonment, and fierce love come together in a daring, arresting vision.

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Summary

A stunningly original debut collection about lives across history marked by violence and longing.

A brother and sister turn outlaw in a wild and brutal landscape. The daughter of a diplomat disappears and resurfaces across the world as a deadly woman of many names. A young Philadelphia boy struggles with the contradictions of privilege, violence, and the sway of an incarcerated father. A monk in sixteenth century England suffers the dissolution of his monastery and the loss of all that he held sacred.

The characters in The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, Benz's wildly imaginative debut, are as varied as any in recent literature, but they share a thirst for adventure which sends them rushing full-tilt toward the moral crossroads, becoming victims and perpetrators along the way. Riveting, visceral, and heartbreaking, Benz’s stories of identity, abandonment, and fierce love come together in a daring, arresting vision.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The collection explores violence, identity, and otherness in sharply observed, fiercely eloquent prose.” Publishers Weekly
“These lyrical stories capture the urgency of lives lived with daring and concern for others.” Booklist
“An ambitious book that marks Benz as a writer to watch.” Kirkus Reviews
“Yes to Chanelle Benz and the skill, fluency and panache with which her voices interrogate and elevate narrative. There’s lots more I could say about these brilliant stories, but you’ll find out all about it and get your own joy when you read them.” Helen Oyeyemi, author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
“In every one of these dazzlingly varied stories, Chanelle Benz steps out on to a new stylistic tightrope. Among the many gifts she uses to arrive at the other end, the moved and transformed reader in tow, are: narrative velocity, true prose strangeness, an exuberant sense of play, and tremendous heart. A riveting new voice in American fiction.” George Saunders, author of Tenth of December
“Chanelle Benz conjures startling, amazing worlds out of her fierce and wild imagination, out of her hard-cut sentences and through her strange and original characters. Her wicked intelligence and electric talent are evident in everything she writes.” Dana Spiotta, author of Eat the Document and Innocents and Others

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Author Bio: Chanelle Benz

Author Bio: Chanelle Benz

Chanelle Benz has published short stories in the American Reader, Fence, and the Cupboard, and on Granta.com, and is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize. She received her MFA at Syracuse University as well as a BFA in acting from Boston University. She is of British-Antiguan descent and currently lives in Houston.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English