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g rayw ol fpre ss ja nu ary 2018 pa perbackoriginal the art of mystery the search for questions maud casey a sensitive and nuanced exploration of a seldom-discussed subject by an acclaimed novelist litera ry criticism american graywolf press 1/2/2018 9781555977948 $14.00 $19.50 can trade paperback 160 pages 7 in h 5 in w subrights brit trans dram 1st ser audio graywolf press the fourteenth volume in the art of series conjures an ethereal subject the idea of mystery in fiction mystery is not often discussed—apart from the genre— because as maud casey notes “it’s not easy to talk about something that is a whispered invitation a siren song a flickering light in the distance.” casey the author of several critically acclaimed novels reaches beyond the usual tool kit of fictional elements to ask the question where does mystery reside in a work of fiction she takes us into the land of un—a space of uncertainty and unknowing—to find out and looks at the variety of ways mystery is created through character image structure and haunted texts including the novels of shirley jackson paul yoon j m coetzee and others casey’s wide-ranging discussion encompasses spirit photography the radical nature of empathy and contradictory characters as she searches for questions rather than answers the art of mystery is a striking and vibrant addition to the much-loved art of series praise praise for maud casey “casey is a consummate stylist [she pays a deep sensual attention to the world.” —the new york times book review “listen it’s a command that maud casey’s quick to utter with good reason if you’re listening closely enough you might just hear her pull off a feat as graceful as it is clever.” —npr maud casey is the author of three novels most recently the man who walked away and a story collection drastic she has received the calvino prize and a guggenheim fellowship she teaches at the university of maryland and lives in washington dc 10