In Burning Down the House, critically acclaimed author, Charles Baxter, delves into the dramatic way that social and political circumstances influence the "urgent issues of storytelling". "These essays are meant to incite response and excitement, but they are bracing rather than incendiary, provocative rather than destructive". -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Burning Down the House 1997, Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN

ISBN-13: 9781555972561