How I Came to Haunt My Parents is storytelling for parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction Natalee Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and imagines what moral Aesop may have offered to a mother who gave birth to a murderous dictator. Caple’s animals and humans are imbued with modern complexity as they confront sex, death, and history, but her stories are as witty as they are profoundly lucid.
How I Came to Haunt My Parents is proof of Caple’s status as one of the great prose stylists currently writing.
Praise for Natalee Caple:
“Moving…unsettling.” —The New York Times on The Heart Has Its Own Reason
“A brilliant story-teller.” —D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel
“Natalee Caple writes with sensual and captivating detail of people whose dreams drive them to unanticipated extremities.” —Catherine Bush, author of The Rules of Engagement
Natalee Caple is the author of a collection of poetry with ECW, The Semi-Conducting Dictionary, and three books of fiction, most recently, the novel Mackerel Sky from St. Martins Press. Her novel about Annie Oakley is forthcoming in 2012.
Published: May 2011
Dimensions: x in.