An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family
Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Half memoir and half philosophical improvisation, each focuses loosely on a relationship with a man in the author's life: The Pharmacist's Mate with her recently deceased father, and 8 with my pedophile (as Fusselman painfully refers to her childhood assailant).
Runner-up for the William Carlos Williams Award (2015)
"This may be the most anticipated poetry book of the last decade...expect it to haunt you."--NPR.org
Fiction. "Who is Nell Zink? She claims to be an expatriate living in northeast Germany. Maybe she is; maybe she isn't. I don't know. I do know that this first novel arrives with a voice that is fully formed: mature, hilarious, terrifyingly intelligent, and wicked. The novel is about a bird-loving American couple that moves to Europe and becomes, basically, eco-terrorists.
"Jones's sense of place is acute, and his passion for the landscape--for its colors, its creatures, its textures, its scents--is absolutely magnetic."--Sarah Waters
"A dark, tense, and vital short novel. . . . Profound, powerful, and utterly absorbing."--The Guardian