Nahoonkara

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Etruscan Press, Aug 23, 2012 - Fiction - 200 pages
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ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Winner

Finalist for Foreword’s 2011 Book of the Year Award in Literary Fiction

"[Nahoonkara]…incorporates elements of historical fiction with experimental fiction, but nothing that pulls the reader out of the fictional dream."
—Robin Martin,Gently Read Literature

"Departing from traditional narrative form, Grandbois moves masterfully between first, second, and third persons to invite readers into a textual visualization of how individual choices affect the well-being of the community." —Review of Contemporary Fiction

"Peter Grandbois is a splendid writer I intend to follow very closely.”
—Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize Winning author of A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain

"Vividly drawn, exquisitely crafted, Nahoonkara bespeaks not just the promise of its author, but also his undeniable power.”—Laird Hunt, author of Ray of the Star

“Peter Grandbois has created an original world…and peopled it with a family portrayed vividly and with intense emotion and compassion.”—Sheila Kohler, O.Henry award winning author of Cracks and Becoming Jane Eyre

In the tradition of nature writers Rick Bass and Annie Dillard, award winning writer Peter Grandbois’ new novel Nahoonkara opens up an oneiric space of wonder, a place outside preconceived notions of reality and identity, a place where we are free to re-imagine ourselves.


 

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If I tried to summarize nahoonkara, I’d probably come up with something like this: a story told in the voices of several members of the Gerrull family, moving back and forth between mid-nineteenth ... Read full review

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Peter Grandbois is the author of The Gravedigger (Chronicle Books, 2006), a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” and Borders “Original Voices” selection as well as the hybrid memoir, The Arsenic Lobster (Spuyten Duyvil 2009). His essays and short fiction have appeared in magazines such as: Boulevard, Narrative, Post Road, Gargoyle, Zone 3, Eleven Eleven, The Denver Quarterly, Word Riot, Pindeldyboz, and The Writer’s Chronicle, among others, and have been short listed for the Pushcart Prize. He serves as associate editor for Narrative magazine and is a professor of creative writing and contemporary literature at California State University in Sacramento.

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