Vegas Seven

Vampires in the Lemon Grove

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    Karen Russell’s Last Book was a Finalist for the Pulitzer. Maybe this One Will Win.

    By M. Scott Krause

    When critics and readers describe Karen Russell’s fiction as fantastic, they’re not just referring to Russell’s facility with language, her clever plotlines or her boundless imagination. Russell’s stories are surreal little gems—humorous, macabre and uniquely her own. Not necessarily fantasy, not exactly horror, not precisely magical realism, the eight short stories in her latest collection, Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf, $25), practically beg to be read.

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