cover image Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad

Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad

Howard Norman / Author, H. Norman / Author Penguin Books $7.95

These seven stories by the author of the highly praised novel, The Northern Lights , are inhabited mostly by eccentric loners. ``Although these diverse tales are provocative and distinguished by Norman's ability to transmute the circumstances of daily lives into exotic encounters, his talent seems better suited to the novel's longer form,'' observed PW. (Sept.)