“A seemingly random series of events, and yet they beguile us with the sort of surreal clarity and brightness of objects glimpsed in a Hockney painting.” The New York Times
978-0-8021-3461-5 • $11.00 • Paperback • June 1996
Frederick Barthelme has been applauded as one of the finest
contemporary fiction writers in America today.
In Chroma, a marvelous
collection of stories, he offers us fifteen odd, elegant, and heartbreaking
tales in which wives give away husbands, lovers dispatch each other, and grown
men steal stray dogs from parking lots at dawn. With his elegant, laconic style and his perfectly tuned dialogue,
Frederick Barthelme creates an unforgettably wistful cast of characters,
ordinary people moving carefully and curiously through a gently painful world.