What comes next for a 31-year-old whose first novel was a Pulitzer Prize finalist? A second story collection. Knopf is publishing Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove on February 12, 2013. The collection contains eight new stories that promise the same combination of surrealism and insight as those in her striking debut, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (2006).
The title story, for example, is set in a lemon grove in Sorrento, Italy. There, a vampire couple watches time pass, and tourists come and go—but what does marriage mean without “till death do us part”?
Will you read it?