Poisoned Kiss

Poisoned Kiss

$8.25

From the prize-winning novelist and author of the recent highly successful The Goddess and Other Women comes a new book of stories that shows still a different facet of Miss Oates's incredible talent: another milieu, characters quite other than those she has so magnificently drawn in her previous work. As Miss Oates writes in a Note to the book, these stories seem to have been written through the influence of an unknown, a Portuguese, whom she calls Fernandes. Although Miss Oates has never been to Portugal, she captures the atmosphere of persons and places precisely, writing of a world she has never known but that she sees almost clairvoyantly.