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Things to Come and Go

Things to Come and Go

Things to Come and Go

Things to Come and Go


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From the acclaimed author of Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and the memoir W-3, a trio of novellas about three women’s bold exploration of the desire for belonging as it comes into conflict with the fulfillment of our individual selves. With an introduction by Rumaan Alam.

Over the past several years, A Public Space has brought the work of Bette Howland back into print. First published in 1983, Things to Come and Go is her final book, and a showcase of her stunning talent—the razor-sharp observations, the elusive narrators, the language at once experimental and classical.

Nearly forty years later, it’s writing that “feel[s] revelatory and imperative to the work we might all be trying to make next” (Lynn Steger Strong).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998267562
Publisher: A Public Space
Publication date: 06/28/2022
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 757,698
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bette Howland (1937-2017) was born in Chicago. She published three books in her lifetime: W-3, and the story collections Blue in Chicago and Things to Come and Go. She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1984, after which she did not publish another book. A posthumous collection of her stories, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, is also available from A Public Space Books.

Rumaan Alam is the author of Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and Leave the World Behind. He lives in New York City.

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