Shelfari edited the description of The Collected Tales: Volume One (Volume 1) Sunday, October 21, 2012.
A spellbinding collection of the previously published works of R.W. Webb, one of America's most unique voices in contemporary, underground fiction. This first volume includes fifteen of Webb's best short stories which have all appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide (The Piker Press, Deep South Magazine, TBS Review among many others). The Collected Tales: Volume One Includes: Corduroy Gardenia Blossoms Old Rosa's Patience Trestlewood Estates Saint Gemma The Night Walker Up The Gump Stump Pale Yellow The Two O'Clock Lucky Bedelia Southern Gothic A Visitor In Valhalla Some Time **( previously unreleased ) Trubba-Trubba **( previously unreleased ) You owe it to yourself to own this first volume of short fiction from one of America's most twisted literary imaginations at work today. What Readers Are Saying: "Webb told a complete story, yet left room for the reader's imagination to go to work to fill in some of the lightly marked places and to decide for themselves exactly where the ride would end." -- T he Two O'Clock "With the use of Webb's phenomenal vivid imagery it was as if I watching these stories play out on a screen. These stories were filled with wonder, surprise and humor." -- Pale Yellow "I've never read a story quite like this. I am so totally in love with this author. It was as if Stephen King, William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor all got together and gave birth to one really weird child. That child is named Ward Webb." -- Southern Gothic "Ward Webb uses his magic to capture his readers and draw them into a story and leave them wanting more...If you are looking for an author who awakens your imagination with the written word, then look no further." -- A Visitor In Valhalla "It was so vivid I yelled at the characters ... then realized what I'd just done." -- Patience "I was on the second page when I stopped and returned to purchase everything Webb wrote. His gift at documenting the human condition, painting a scene and keeping you engrossed is something you seldom come across in 2012. Highly recommended!" -- Up The Gump Stump