The Candles of Your Eyes

Gregory Crewdson, Author, James Purdy, Author City Lights Books $7.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-87286-256-2
``Short Papa,'' the tale of a child instructed to guard an heirloom watch, and the title story, which takes on sexual and societal taboos in a black man's obsessive love for a white teenager, are among the 14 stories here. ``This collection . . . has a delightful freshness and vitality,'' said PW . ``Purdy's language is sparse and his stories compressed, focusing on the intensity of the moment.'' (May)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
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