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Marianne Hauser

The Collected Short Fiction of Marianne Hauser

Shootout with Father


The Talking Room



In the course of her long career, Marianne Hauser published numerous works of fiction, including Prince Ishmael, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and selected by The New York Times as one of the year's outstanding books. Her other books include Monique, Shadow Play in India, Dark Dominion, The Choir Invisible, A Lesson in Music, Me & My Mom, The Memoirs of the Late Mr. Ashley, and The Talking Room, published by Fiction Collective. She died in June, 2006 at the age of ninety-five.


"An incisive, brilliant writer."—Village Voice


"She succeeds in fusing the fantastic and the ordinary."—New York Times Book Review