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The Village on Horseback: Prose and Verse, 2003-2008 (Paperback)
The Village on Horseback is a collection of poetry, prose, snippets of fiction and two novellas by Jesse Ball. Perfect for travelers or handy to have on a nightstand, it is equally charming and thought-provoking. ~ Andrew— From Andrew
The Village on Horseback features mesmerizing new work from the author of Samedi the Deafness and The Way Through Doors, one of the New Yorker's Best Books of 2009. This collection of new pieces by experimental writer Jesse Ball is a philosophical recasting of myth and legend. Unearthing parables from the compost heap of oral tradition, folklore, literature, and popular culture, The Village on Horseback can be read as a sort of fabulist's compendium by an author who has been called charming, lyrical, fanciful, and "disturbingly original.