Book List in Order: 29 titles

  • "Robert Coover remains our foremost verbal wizard, our laughter in the dark." ―T.C. Boyle Fifty years after the original release of Coover's satire, this rollicking fable of the grotesque, unhinged Cat in the Hat (and the stuffed shirts who bet on ...


  • A collection of the best short fictions from the grandmaster of postmodernism. Robert Coover has been playing by his own rules for more than half a century, earning the 1987 Rea Award for the Short Story as “a writer who has managed, willfully a...


  • At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and his pal Tom Sawyer "light out for the Territory" to avoid "sivilization." In Robert Coover's vision of their Western adventures, Huck and Tom start by joining the famous but short-...


  • In Robert Coover's latest collection of short stories, we explore worlds where time is dangerously out of control. Worlds that unravel like films within films within films. Worlds obsessed with the temporary. Ultimately, we explore worlds that are ex...


  • Originally published in 1969 and now back in print after over a decade, Robert Coover's first novel instantly established his mastery. A coal-mine explosion in a small mid-American town claims ninety-seven lives. The only survivor, a lapsed Catholic ...


  • West Condon, small-town USA, five years later: the Brunists are back, loonies and "cretins" aplenty in tow, wanting it all―sainthood and salvation, vanity and vacuity, God's fury and a good laugh―for the end is at hand.The Brunist Day of Wrath, t...


  • J. Henry Waugh immerses himself in his fantasy baseball league every night after work. As owner of every team in the league, Henry is flush with pride in a young rookie who is pitching a perfect game. When the pitcher completes the miracle game, Henr...


  • You are Philip M. Noir, Private Investigator. A mysterious young widow hires you to find her husband's killer...but has he really been killed? Then your client is killed and her body disappears...but was she really your client? Your search for clues ...


  • Casey returns to bat. The Pied Piper pipes again. Little Red Ridinghood isnot safe yet.Robert Coover returns with a new collection of short fiction, reexaminingour shared narrative heritage -- myths, fairytales, and favorite childhoodstories -- unear...







  • Lucky Pierre is the most famous man in Cinecity, where pornography is the basis of social norms and the mayoral motto is “Pro Bono Pubis.” He walks to work (the studio where his films are made) in the winter cold, icicles tipping his constantly ex...


  • Fiction. Robert Coover takes us through the looking-glass of Joseph Cornell's boxes into a world of "Grand Hotels" we never dreamed of. Rooms are accessed via ferris wheel. They open onto crystal cages, night voyages, sand fountains. They lead us bac...



  • A nameless rider plods through the desert toward a dusty Western town shimmering on the horizon. In his latest novel, Robert Coover has taken the familiar form of the Western and turned it inside out. The lonesome stranger reaches the town - or rathe...


  • A controversial best-seller in 1977, The Public Burning has since emerged as one of the most influential novels of our time. The first major work of contemporary fiction ever to use living historical figures as characters, the novel reimagines the th...


  • Robert Coover's many acclaimed works of fiction have established him as a powerhouse among America's postmodernist writers. With Briar Rose, he casts his own unmistakable style on an ageless tale. A brilliant recreation of the timeless Sleeping Beaut...



  • A satirical fable of small-town America centers on a builder's wife and the erotic power she exerts over her neighbors, transforming before their eyes and changing forever their notions of right and wrong....


  • Internationally renowned author Robert Coover returns with a major new novel set in Venice and featuring one of its most famous citizens, Pinocchio. The result is a brilliant philosophical discourse on what it means to be human; a hilarious, bawdy ad...






  • In his carnivalesque and riotously inventive Pricksongs & Descants Robert Coover remakes old stories: of Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and Beauty (who married her Beast and spends a lifetime suffering his doggy stink). And he reshapes his own...



  • Interweaves the fate of a cast of passionate--and lunatic--idealists of the Depression Era Left, and the rise and fall of a poet, womanizer, actor, union sympathizer and All-American football star known as Gloomy Gus...


  • Previews, coming attractions, horror, romance, mystery, even intermissions--you name the type of movie and there's a fiction within this collection to cover it--all written with the exuberance you've come to expect in Robert Coover's writing....


  • Two short stories (nicely illustrated) published in a back-to-back format. 1986, trade paperback original edition, Capra Press, Santa Barbara, CA. Illustrations by Michael McCurdy. Presents: Aesop's Forest by Robert Coover / and The Plot of the Mice ...


  • Robert Coover''s wicked and surreally comic novel takes place at a chilling, ribald, and absolutely fascinating party. Amid the drunken guests, a woman turns up murdered on the living room floor. Around the corpse, one of several the evening produces...




  • The lone survivor of a catastrophic mine explosion announces that the end of the world is at hand and begins a new cult that, sweeping the mining towns, gathers believers in anticipation of the Coming of the End of the World...


  • J. Henry Waugh is an accountant, albeit an unhappy one. However, each night after he comes home from work, Henry immerses himself in a world of his choosing: a baseball league in which every action is ruled by the dice....