In the Penny Arcade by Steven Millhauser [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING / 1987]
In the Penny Arcade: Stories by Steven Millhauser
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Trade paperback in excellent condition. Light edge wear and minor tanning to cover. Reads like new.
The seven stories of In the Penny Arcade blend both the real and the fantastic in a seductive mix that illuminates the full range of Steven Millhauser's gifts, from 'August Eschenburg', the story of a clockmaker's son whose extraordinary talent for creating animated figures is lost on a world whose taste for the perverse and crude supersedes that of the refined and beautiful, to 'Cathay', a kingdom whose wonders include landscape paintings executed on the bodies of court ladies.