By turns subtle and intense, disturbing and elusive, the stories in this collection are ultimately connected by themes of memory and loss, reality. Of the 12 stories in Wideman’s wide-ranging new collection, six have never been previously published, and most are standouts. Wideman excels in a variety of. : Fever (Contemporary American Fiction) (): John Edgar Wideman: Books.

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In his mind, he compares them to “barren women starved for love”—and to himself. It is winter, the days are shorter, and he edgad alone. In the hold of a ship, another man—a slave—wonders why the gods have chosen to put him here, chained to other captives, bumping and shaking in puddles of waste.

A mosquito squats on him, drinks his blood, but he does not kill her.


He thinks of her as a woman straddling and entering him; if she returns day after day, eventually she will drain all of his blood jonn he will disappear. The mosquito is an ominous sign of the spread of the fever.

Fever: Twelve Stories

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