“The best of these twenty-three stories are as good as they come. Risky, inventive, comic, with gothic overtones, they have the Faulknerian weight of some of Mr. Hannah’s novels.” Shelby Hearon, The New York Times Book Review
Bats Out of Hell
978-0-8021-3386-1 • $13.00 • Paperback • Mar. 1994
Love and torment, lunacy and desire, tenderness and war the stories in Bats Out of Hell provide a brilliant, dazzling odyssey into American life. Barry Hannah’s reputation as a master of the short story, first established in 1978 with the publication of Airships, is magnified in this volatile, long-awaited collection of new stories. Astonishing in range and in the portrayal of the human heart, these fierce and radar-perfect stories give us individuals in whom hilarity and pain combine with true and startling clarity.