Emily Ate the Wind

Emily Ate the Wind

by Peter Conners


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Fiction. Poetry. EMILY ATE THE WIND tells the story of the drinkers, gamblers, lifelong friends, and frustrated lovers whose lives revolve around The Bar. Told in a series of vignettes, love letters, question and answer formats, newspaper clippings, short stories, and prose poems, the familiar dramas of these characters' lives unfold with deft, poetic strokes. From sweeping lyricism to gritty realist scenes, Peter Conners follows these characters from childhood to adulthood, from marriage to war, through loyalty and the shock of betrayal. "Sparks of brilliant images light up the compressed worlds Peter Conners creates with words. Music is made with whispers and curses, belches and laughter, pronouncements and asides and sly retorts. Startling lists transform into unsettling truths. The performances in EMILY ATE THE WIND are dazzling"--Joanna Scott.

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ISBN-13: 9780977970391
Publisher: Marick Press
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Peter Conners was born September 11, 1970, in a small town called America. His published books include the prose poetry collection OF WHISKEY AND WINTER and the novella EMILY ATE THE WIND. His memoir, Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead, was published by Da Capo Press in March 2009. He is also editor of PP/FF: AN ANTHOLOGY which was published by Starcherone Books in April 2006. His writing appears regularly in such journals as Poetry International, Mississippi Review, Brooklyn Rail, Fiction International, Salt Hill, Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, The Bitter Oleander, and Beloit Fiction Journal.

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