Areas of Fog

Areas of Fog

by Will Dowd


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ISBN-13: 9780997745535
Publisher: Etruscan Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 396,089
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Will Dowd is a writer and artist based outside Boston. He obtained his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from NYU, where he received a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, a M.S. from MIT, serving as a John Lyons Fellow, and a B.A. from Boston College, as a Presidential Scholar. His poetry, art and essays have appeared in numerous magazines.

Table of Contents


London Town
Bare Bones

An Inner Scheme
Carry On

The Lights of Health
This Floating World
Devil Winds

Orange Peels
Beach Walk

The Wood, the Weed, the Wag
Rara Avis
In stone

On Happiness
Night Thoughts
The Livelong June

The Silent W
Ocean Sounds
The Painter of Sunflowers

High and Dry
Night Thoughts II
A Chess Problem

The Gatsby House
A Certain Unwholesome Sultriness
Smoke and Mildness

“The First Draft of an Early Fall”
Season of the Soul
Tempest in a Teapot

Silver Aslant
Paper Allegories
Frost Recidivous

Morning Thoughts
Winter Bloom


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"Will Dowd's soulful, precise essays on weather and related subjects–literature, New England, human frailty, joy–are a string of expertly cut and polished gems.Bittersweetly funny and wise, deeply felt without ever lapsing into sentimentality, they're full of surprises and phrases so well turned that you'll want to read them aloud to somebody."
—Carlo Rotella, Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories

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Areas of Fog 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dowd is an author to watch out for. I'm so grateful that I found this book. It's unique and fun; there are certain passages that I re-read multiple times, in awe of how clever the ideas are and how well-crafted the sentences are. It's the kind of thing you want to read aloud to your friend to share the experience with them. His writing exudes intelligence and creativity that is on par with the best and brightest of current literary stars, but his style and humor and whimsy are easily accessible by all readers - and it is that balance that makes this book truly impressive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredible read; so thoughtfully written! One of the only instances where I have consistently laughed about the weather in New England. I absolutely love this book!