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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories
Author: Carson McCullers
ISBN 13: 9780618565863
ISBN 10: 618565868
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $7.95

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town’s gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes “Wunderkind,” McCullers’s first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. Newly reset and available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition, The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South’s finest writers.