A Brief History of Camouflage, Sleeping in Velvet (Black Sparrow Press, 1992 and 1998)

“Lampkins stories move with a tantalizing sense of indirection..” The New York Times


… a spellbinding blend of flash fiction, short stories, and novellas that move seamlessly and pleasingly from the concrete and the surreal, the historical and the fantastic…Like many great story collections, Enchantment is a book that teaches the reader how to read it as they move through its pages….in varied, imaginative and often metaphorical means of capturing emotional truth, Lampkins has created an honest, affecting and mesmerizing book, one that shines powerfully and unforgettably with that wonderful sense of enchantment of which Nabokov speaks.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“The title of this collection hints at its contents—delectable stories with touches of the surreal as well as many plot twists and surprises. From short-short story to novella, each narrative demonstrates mastery of the genre. Lampkins style is tightly controlled and lyrical, yet contains a richness of detail that seamlessly integrates fantasy elements and magic realism.”—Booklist

Heidegger’s Glases

“Lampkins vision of the Holocaust is original and startling, with compelling characters and a narrative that’s both explosive and ponderous.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This is stunning work, full of mystery and strange tenderness. Lampkins has written one of the most compelling stories of the Nazi regime since D. M. Thomas’s Pictures at an Exhibition. It is a book that will haunt you.” —Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply

“Written in the precise prose that has garnered praise for Lampkins short fiction, this surreal tale is a vivid reminder of what we must not forget.” —Booklist

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