Revenge of the Lawn

Richard Brautigan


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  • Canongate
  • 2014
  • ISBN 9781782113782
  • 160 pages
  • Paperback
  • 19.9 × 13.1 × 1 cm

Revenge of the Lawn is Richard Brautigan in miniature and contains no fewer than 62 ultra-short stories set mainly in Tacoma, Washington (where the author grew up) and in the flower-powered San Francisco of the late fifties and early sixties.

In their compacted form, which ranges from the murderously short ‚The Scarlatti Tilt‘ to one-page wonders like the sexually poignant poetry of ‚An Unlimited Supply of 35 Millimetre Film‘, Brautigan’s stories take us into a world where his fleeting glimpses of everyday strangeness leave stories and characters resonating in our heads long after they’re gone.