First, Body

Author(s): Melanie Rae Thon
Original Publish Date: Dec 30, 2014
Product Number: EB00588612
Released: Dec 30, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781497684607
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Winner of the 1997 Whiting Writers' Award:Taut, persistent, and brilliantly cadenced, First, Body is a testament to the breathtaking virtuosity of Granta-acclaimed author Melanie Rae Thon Through nine searing works of fiction, Melanie Rae Thon looks to the people who live in the borderlands, turning a keen and compassionate eye to those marginalized by circumstance and transgression. Taking us from the cobblestone streets of Boston to a deserted Montana road, from dance halls to hospital morgues, these urgent tales careen between the faults of the body and those of the mind, exploring the irruption of the past through the present, the sudden accidents and misguided passions that make it impossible to return to the safe territory of a former life.