As Good as Dead

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$26.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA
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Pages
272
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
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9781620402986
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About the Author

Elizabeth Evans's five previous books include The Blue Hour, Suicide's Girlfriend, and Carter Clay. She received the Iowa Author Award in 2010. Other awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the James Michener Fellowship, the Lila Wallace Award, and the Four Corners Award. She lives in Tucson.

Reviews

""Carter Clay "is brave and fascinating." --Sandra Scofield, "Chicago Tribune," on "Carter Clay""" ""Carter Clay "is thrilling in its enormous ambition and intelligence. Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer. After reading this novel, I'm convinced that there's nothing that she can't do." --Ann Patchett on "Carter Clay" ""The Blue Hour "is about the marketing and consumption of values and is very much a Great American Novel . . . one of those rare novels one finishes with the sense of having needed to read it." --"The Washington Post Book World" on "The Blue Hour""" "Elizabeth Evans's style is eloquent without posturing. Her dialogue anoints each character with striking individuality. Her scenes move crisply to revelation . . . a superb fictional debut." --"Newsday" on "The Blue Hour"
"A compulsively page-turning novel. Blackmail! Back-stabbing! The Iowa Writers Workshop! Evans dips into painful realism, comedy, and nail-biting suspense. You will be as good as sleepless until you turn the last page." --Julie Schumacher, author of "Dear Committee Members" "In brief strokes but with crystalline detail, Evans draws obsessive and seductive characters that make a passel of trouble for themselves--and for each other. First page, I'm hooked, and every page after that. An engrossing novel, simply superb." --Ann Cummins, author of "Yellowcake" "The suspense in "As Good As a Dead" is of a special kind--we wait to see how much power old jealousies and defeats have and who will outlive them. A riveting story, beautifully written." --Joan Silber, author of "Household Words" and "Ideas of Heaven" ""As Good as Dead" is as funny as it is sad, and gets to the heart of what reading is for--to change us and make us try harder at life. Elizabeth Evans is a true storyteller with a gorgeous and startling gift." --Kate Bernheimer, author of "How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales" ""As Good as Dead "is like a seduction of the senses; no one can do this sort of subtlety as well as Elizabeth Evans--except perhaps the marvelous writer Ann Patchett. They both have the startling ability to reveal their stories with the mesmerizing art of Scheherazade during her thousand and one nights. I only wish Ms. Evans's books were numerous enough to sustain us over so long a time." --Robb Forman Dew, author of "Being Polite to Hitler" "Elizabeth Evans is a masterful storyteller, and "As Good As Dead," simultaneously funny, menacing, and wise, is her finest novel to date. Charlotte, the fearless and loveably flawed narrator, will find a permanent place in American literature. The plot takes suspenseful twists and turns, and comes to rest with a shocking, and very moving, disclosure." --Bharati Mukherjee, author of "Jasmine" ""As Good as Dead" is a portrait of the artist as a young woman, with all her passionate hopes and attachments, and then shows us the reckoning she must make with that self in later years. Elizabeth Evans is a graceful and intelligent writer who never makes a false step, as well as a first-rate explorer of secrets and secret lives." --Jean Thompson, author of "Household Words" and "The Humanity Project" "Evans expertly captures the psychology of females who were both friends and rivals on every level, from writing to men. A suspenseful atmosphere and insightful writing are at the heart of this well-crafted novel." --"Booklist" "This intelligent and literary psychological novel from Evans ("The Blue Hour"; "Suicide's Girlfriend") creatively explores what happens when secrets, betrayal, and trust issues arise in a friendship and in a marriage." --"Library Journal " ""Carter Clay "is brave and fascinating." --Sandra Scofield, "Chicago Tribune," on "Carter Clay""" ""Carter Clay "is thrilling in its enormous ambition and intelligence. Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer. After reading this novel, I'm convinced that there's nothing that she can't do." --Ann Patchett on "Carter Clay" ""The Blue Hour "is about the marketing and consumption of values and is very much a Great American Novel . . . one of those rare novels one finishes with the sense of having needed to read it." --"The Washington Post Book World" on "The Blue Hour""" "Elizabeth Evans's style is eloquent without posturing. Her dialogue anoints each character with striking individuality. Her scenes move crisply to revelation . . . a superb fictional debut." --"Newsday" on "The Blue Hour"
"As Good As Dead" is like a seduction of the senses; no one can do this sort of subtlety as well as Elizabeth Evans-except perhaps the marvelous writer Ann Patchett. They both have the startling ability to reveal their stories with the mesmerizing art of Scheherazade during her thousand and one nights. I only wish Ms. Evans's books were numerous enough to sustain us over so long a time.
"As Good As Dead" is a portrait of the artist as a young woman, with all her passionate hopes and attachments, and then shows us the reckoning she must make with that self in later years. Elizabeth Evans is a graceful and intelligent writer who never makes a false step, as well as a first-rate explorer of secrets and secret lives.
"Carter Clay" is brave and fascinating.
"Carter Clay" is thrilling in its enormous ambition and intelligence. Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer. After reading this novel, I'm convinced that there's nothing that she can't do.
A compulsively page-turning novel. Blackmail! Back-stabbing! The Iowa Writers Workshop! Evans dips into painful realism, comedy, and nail-biting suspense. You will be as good as "sleepless" until you turn the last page.--Julie Schumacher, author of DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS
In brief strokes but with crystalline detail, Evans draws obsessive and seductive characters that make a passel of trouble for themselves--and for each other. First page, I'm hooked, and every page after that. An engrossing novel, simply superb.--Ann Cummins, author of YELLOWCAKE
The suspense in "As Good As a Dead" is of a special kind--we wait to see how much power old jealousies and defeats have and who will outlive them. A riveting story, beautifully written.--Joan Silber, author of HOUSEHOLD WORDS and IDEAS OF HEAVEN
"As Good as Dead" is as funny as it is sad, and gets to the heart of what reading is for--to change us and make us try harder at life. Elizabeth Evans is a true storyteller with a gorgeous and startling gift.--Kate Bernheimer, author of HOW A MOTHER WEANED HER GIRL FROM FAIRY TALES
"As Good as Dead "is like a seduction of the senses; no one can do this sort of subtlety as well as Elizabeth Evans--except perhaps the marvelous writer Ann Patchett. They both have the startling ability to reveal their stories with the mesmerizing art of Scheherazade during her thousand and one nights. I only wish Ms. Evans's books were numerous enough to sustain us over so long a time.--Robb Forman Dew, author of BEING POLITE TO HITLER
Elizabeth Evans is a masterful storyteller, and "As Good As Dead," simultaneously funny, menacing, and wise, is her finest novel to date. Charlotte, the fearless and loveably flawed narrator, will find a permanent place in American literature. The plot takes suspenseful twists and turns, and comes to rest with a shocking, and very moving, disclosure.--Bharati Mukherjee, author of JASMINE
"Carter Clay "is brave and fascinating.--Sandra Scofield, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, on CARTER CLAY
"Carter Clay "is thrilling in its enormous ambition and intelligence. Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer. After reading this novel, I'm convinced that there's nothing that she can't do.--Ann Patchett on CARTER CLAY
"As Good as Dead" is a portrait of the artist as a young woman, with all her passionate hopes and attachments, and then shows us the reckoning she must make with that self in later years. Elizabeth Evans is a graceful and intelligent writer who never makes a false step, as well as a first-rate explorer of secrets and secret lives.--Jean Thompson, author of THE HUMANITY PROJECT

A compulsively page-turning novel. Blackmail! Back-stabbing! The Iowa Writers Workshop! Evans dips into painful realism, comedy, and nail-biting suspense. You will be as good as "sleepless" until you turn the last page. Julie Schumacher, author of DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

In brief strokes but with crystalline detail, Evans draws obsessive and seductive characters that make a passel of trouble for themselves--and for each other. First page, I'm hooked, and every page after that. An engrossing novel, simply superb. Ann Cummins, author of YELLOWCAKE

The suspense in "As Good As a Dead" is of a special kind--we wait to see how much power old jealousies and defeats have and who will outlive them. A riveting story, beautifully written. Joan Silber, author of HOUSEHOLD WORDS and IDEAS OF HEAVEN

"As Good as Dead" is as funny as it is sad, and gets to the heart of what reading is for--to change us and make us try harder at life. Elizabeth Evans is a true storyteller with a gorgeous and startling gift. Kate Bernheimer, author of HOW A MOTHER WEANED HER GIRL FROM FAIRY TALES

"As Good as Dead "is like a seduction of the senses; no one can do this sort of subtlety as well as Elizabeth Evans--except perhaps the marvelous writer Ann Patchett. They both have the startling ability to reveal their stories with the mesmerizing art of Scheherazade during her thousand and one nights. I only wish Ms. Evans's books were numerous enough to sustain us over so long a time. Robb Forman Dew, author of BEING POLITE TO HITLER

Elizabeth Evans is a masterful storyteller, and "As Good As Dead," simultaneously funny, menacing, and wise, is her finest novel to date. Charlotte, the fearless and loveably flawed narrator, will find a permanent place in American literature. The plot takes suspenseful twists and turns, and comes to rest with a shocking, and very moving, disclosure. Bharati Mukherjee, author of JASMINE

"As Good as Dead" is a portrait of the artist as a young woman, with all her passionate hopes and attachments, and then shows us the reckoning she must make with that self in later years. Elizabeth Evans is a graceful and intelligent writer who never makes a false step, as well as a first-rate explorer of secrets and secret lives. Jean Thompson, author of THE HUMANITY PROJECT

Evans expertly captures the psychology of females who were both friends and rivals on every level, from writing to men. A suspenseful atmosphere and insightful writing are at the heart of this well-crafted novel. "Booklist"

This intelligent and literary psychological novel from Evans ("The Blue Hour"; "Suicide's Girlfriend") creatively explores what happens when secrets, betrayal, and trust issues arise in a friendship and in a marriage. "Library Journal"

The tension builds in this nail-biting story of manipulation. "Marie Claire"

A compelling story, told with delicacy and compassion . . . Evans' light, easy prose is like listening in on a conversation at the next table, where Charlotte is telling her secrets to a friend. Evans' deft writing makes you want to be that friend. "Washington Independent Review of Books"

Main characters and frenemies Charlotte and Esme compromise their honor, loyalty and fidelity in Evans' psychological high-wire act. "Iowa City Press Citizen"

"Carter Clay "is brave and fascinating. Sandra Scofield, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, on CARTER CLAY

"Carter Clay "is thrilling in its enormous ambition and intelligence. Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer. After reading this novel, I'm convinced that there's nothing that she can't do. Ann Patchett on CARTER CLAY

"The Blue Hour "is about the marketing and consumption of values and is very much a Great American Novel . . . one of those rare novels one finishes with the sense of having needed to read it. "The Washington Post Book World on THE BLUE HOUR"

Elizabeth Evans's style is eloquent without posturing. Her dialogue anoints each character with striking individuality. Her scenes move crisply to revelation . . . a superb fictional debut. "Newsday on THE BLUE HOUR""

"A compulsively page-turning novel. Blackmail! Back-stabbing! The Iowa Writers Workshop! Evans dips into painful realism, comedy, and nail-biting suspense. You will be as good as sleepless until you turn the last page." --Julie Schumacher, author of DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS

"In brief strokes but with crystalline detail, Evans draws obsessive and seductive characters that make a passel of trouble for themselves--and for each other. First page, I'm hooked, and every page after that. An engrossing novel, simply superb." --Ann Cummins, author of YELLOWCAKE

"The suspense in As Good As a Dead is of a special kind--we wait to see how much power old jealousies and defeats have and who will outlive them. A riveting story, beautifully written." --Joan Silber, author of HOUSEHOLD WORDS and IDEAS OF HEAVEN

"As Good as Dead is as funny as it is sad, and gets to the heart of what reading is for--to change us and make us try harder at life. Elizabeth Evans is a true storyteller with a gorgeous and startling gift." --Kate Bernheimer, author of HOW A MOTHER WEANED HER GIRL FROM FAIRY TALES

"As Good as Dead is like a seduction of the senses; no one can do this sort of subtlety as well as Elizabeth Evans--except perhaps the marvelous writer Ann Patchett. They both have the startling ability to reveal their stories with the mesmerizing art of Scheherazade during her thousand and one nights. I only wish Ms. Evans's books were numerous enough to sustain us over so long a time." --Robb Forman Dew, author of BEING POLITE TO HITLER

"Elizabeth Evans is a masterful storyteller, and As Good As Dead, simultaneously funny, menacing, and wise, is her finest novel to date. Charlotte, the fearless and loveably flawed narrator, will find a permanent place in American literature. The plot takes suspenseful twists and turns, and comes to rest with a shocking, and very moving, disclosure." --Bharati Mukherjee, author of JASMINE

"As Good as Dead is a portrait of the artist as a young woman, with all her passionate hopes and attachments, and then shows us the reckoning she must make with that self in later years. Elizabeth Evans is a graceful and intelligent writer who never makes a false step, as well as a first-rate explorer of secrets and secret lives." --Jean Thompson, author of THE HUMANITY PROJECT

"Evans expertly captures the psychology of females who were both friends and rivals on every level, from writing to men. A suspenseful atmosphere and insightful writing are at the heart of this well-crafted novel." --Booklist

"This intelligent and literary psychological novel from Evans (The Blue Hour; Suicide's Girlfriend) creatively explores what happens when secrets, betrayal, and trust issues arise in a friendship and in a marriage." --Library Journal

"The tension builds in this nail-biting story of manipulation." --Marie Claire

"A compelling story, told with delicacy and compassion . . . Evans' light, easy prose is like listening in on a conversation at the next table, where Charlotte is telling her secrets to a friend. Evans' deft writing makes you want to be that friend." --Washington Independent Review of Books

"Main characters and frenemies Charlotte and Esme compromise their honor, loyalty and fidelity in Evans' psychological high-wire act." --Iowa City Press Citizen

"Carter Clay is brave and fascinating." --Sandra Scofield, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, on CARTER CLAY

"Carter Clay is thrilling in its enormous ambition and intelligence. Elizabeth Evans is a fearless writer. After reading this novel, I'm convinced that there's nothing that she can't do." --Ann Patchett on CARTER CLAY

"The Blue Hour is about the marketing and consumption of values and is very much a Great American Novel . . . one of those rare novels one finishes with the sense of having needed to read it." --The Washington Post Book World on THE BLUE HOUR

"Elizabeth Evans's style is eloquent without posturing. Her dialogue anoints each character with striking individuality. Her scenes move crisply to revelation . . . a superb fictional debut." --Newsday on THE BLUE HOUR