Six stories including 'Wunderkind,' 'A Domestic Dilemma,' and 'The Sojourner' accompany The Ballad of the Sad Caf$, a novella about shattered dreams in a small Southern town. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullersâs best stories, including her beloved novella âThe Ballad of the Sad CafÃ©.â A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose cafÃ© serves as the townâs gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes âWunderkind,â McCullersâs first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. Newly reset and available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition, The Ballad of the Sad CafÃ© is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the Southâs finest writers.