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Only and Ever This

Only and Ever This

by J. A. Tyler
Only and Ever This

Only and Ever This

by J. A. Tyler


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An intense, surreal story of family and growing up, perfect for fans of Matt Bell and The Immortalists.

A mother clings to twin sons, desperate to keep them from becoming their father, a pirate forever sailing away. In this rain-soaked township, she will attempt to mummify them, piece by piece, to stop them from growing up, a hope founded in magic and immortality. Meanwhile, their father obsesses the seas with his own belief in ever-lasting life, learning too late that his heart belongs on shore.

In Only and Ever This, a family must endure father loss, a mother’s grief, and roiling adolescence, slipping as it does into arcades, caves, and the young love for a ghostly girl up the street.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950539703
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Sales rank: 372,335
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

J. A. Tyler is the author of The Zoo, a Going (Dzanc Books). His fiction has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Black Warrior Review, Fairy Tale Review, and The Brooklyn Rail among others. He has given workshops and readings at universities and writing conferences around the U.S., including AWP, Lake Forest’s &Now series, the National Writing Project at Colorado State University, and the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series at the Universityof Alabama. He lives in Colorado.

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