The Smoke Week: Sept. 11-21, 2001

The Smoke Week: Sept. 11-21, 2001

by Ellis Avery
     
 

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This book tells the story of the week of 9/11 and what New Yorkers saw, felt, and experienced during this tragedy. This award-winning memoir is both personal and stands as a testimonial of this historical nightmare.

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This book tells the story of the week of 9/11 and what New Yorkers saw, felt, and experienced during this tragedy. This award-winning memoir is both personal and stands as a testimonial of this historical nightmare.

Editorial Reviews

Bruce Newman
"Real work of art" --Bruce Newman
Eileen Myles
“...Stories will keep falling for years to come. Poets do it best, I think. Nothing to wrap up. Ellis Avery arrives at her Smoke Week like any New Yorker, hadn’t planned to live through a disaster, yet she talks exactly like she did. It happened to her in a city that she knew and is learning to know differently. Her account is human, historic, falls exactly like poetry, and is simply a very good read.”—Eileen Myles
Jacqueline Woodson
“With deceptive simplicity and understated beauty, The Smoke Week goes right to the heart of what the living do and shows us a world where healing is in the very soul of humankind, a world where loss becomes more than loss—it becomes a moment where we stop, think, feel, and ultimately heal, grow and move on. Kudos to Ellis Avery. This book is beautiful.”—Jacqueline Woodson
Maxine Hong Kingston
“Ellis Avery's personal story of a few days in September, 2001, gives expression to our national suffering. Here is Witness. Here is Testimony.” —Maxine Hong Kingston
Robert Canzoneri
“Ellis Avery has the keen eye and selective sense of a visual artist, combined with the specificity of a poet. The Smoke Week begins on September 11, 2001, not far from the twin towers; Avery evokes the experience of those terrible days with deft strokes and a
compelling sense of inevitability. Her account is more intimate and real than any other I have come across.”—Robert Canzoneri

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014067157
Publisher:
Gival Press
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
346 KB

Meet the Author

Ellis Avery teaches creative writing at Columbia University. She is the author of a novel, THE TEAHOUSE FIRE, and an award-winning nonfiction book, THE SMOKE WEEK: SEPTEMBER 11-21, 2001. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice, Publishers Weekly, and Kyoto Journal, and has been produced onstage at New York's Expanded Arts Theater.

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