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Altmann's Tongue: Stories and a Novella
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Superviolent collection of short stories; Mormon bishop author [s]

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message 1: by Meredith (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:19PM) (new)

Meredith Enos | 1 comments Does anyone know the name of the book or author? Came out early 2000s, I think. Really dark, really violent stories. Author was a writing teacher in Utah and a bishop in the Mormon church. Stories like one about a guy throwing cats from his car, a woman with a glass eye and her lover, some kind of strange castle siege...


message 2: by Jason (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:35PM) (new)

Jason (jasonfmcdaniel) That would be Altmann's Tongue by Brian Evenson.

I haven't actually read the book, but he was my teacher this past summer. He's a "literary" writer but also falls into the "horror" category sometimes. I admire a writer who isn't afraid of genre.

His personal story of dealing with the Mormon church is rather sad. He talked about it in a interview on KCRW's Bookworm.


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (last edited Oct 30, 2016 06:51PM) (new)

Lobstergirl | 42290 comments Mod
I agree with Jason. The story "Killing Cats" is what the OP describes. Reviews confirm it's a horrific violent collection and that the author is or was Mormon and a writing teacher.

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