The House at Belle Fontaine Vehicular calamities — a commercial airline crash, a jet collision, multiple fatal car accidents — abound in the National Book Award winner's 10 stories. But… The House at Belle Fontaine Vehicular calamities — a commercial airline crash, a jet collision, multiple fatal car accidents — abound in the National Book Award winner's 10 stories. But… 2013-04-30 Short Stories Atlantic Monthly Press
Book Review

The House at Belle Fontaine (2013)

THE HOUSE AT BELLE FONTAINE by Lily Tuck
THE HOUSE AT BELLE FONTAINE by Lily Tuck
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 30, 2013; Writer: Lily Tuck; Genre: Short Stories; Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Vehicular calamities — a commercial airline crash, a jet collision, multiple fatal car accidents — abound in the National Book Award winner's 10 stories. But violent action is secondary to the characters' interior upheaval: A woman discovers her late husband's affair with his niece; an Antarctic cruise tests a marriage; a landlord and a tenant form an uncomfortable bond. While the entire book is stocking-stuffer-size, Tuck packs a small universe and decades of emotional history into each story in The House at Belle Fontaine. A-

Originally posted Apr 24, 2013 Published in issue #1257 May 03, 2013 Order article reprints
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