A Thousand MoronsBook - 2012
Quim Monzo's latest collection of short stories is rife with very unfortunate characters. There's the young boy in A Cut' who is upbraided by his teacher when he rudely shows up for class with a huge gash in his neck. And the prince in 'One Night' who tries everything to awaken a sleeping princess, yet fails completely.Throughout in typical style, absurdity offsets the 'moronic' sadness. In 'Love Is Eternal,' a man decides to finally overcome his commitment issues and marry his dying girlfriend, only to have everything backfire.'
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2012
Branch Call Number: MONZO
Characteristics: 111 p