A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella "The Ballad of the Sad Café." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullers's first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.
Brilliant ... a panorama of a remarkable talent ... McCullers's finest stories
Unexpectedly moving, grimly amusing, intensely atmospheric
The greatest prose writer that the South produced ... She has examined the heart of man with an understanding that no other writer can hope to surpass
Of all the Southern writers, she is the most apt to endure