Brass Ankle Blues

Rachel M Harper (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Touchstone Books
Publish Date
February 01, 2007
Pages
286
Dimensions
5.26 X 0.69 X 8.02 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743296588
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About the Author

Rachel M. Harper was born in Boston and raised in Providence, RI and rural Minnesota. A graduate of Brown University, she went on to earn her Master's degree from USC. Her poems and short fiction have been published in The Carolina Review, Chicago Review, African American Review, Prairie Schooner, and the anthology Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers.

Harper's first novel, Brass Ankle Blues, was a Borders Original Voices Award finalist and selected as a Target Breakout Book

She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and won the 2002 Fellowship in Fiction from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Harper currently teaches fiction at Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing Program.

Reviews

"Rachel Harper's fierce debut is a tender, passionate, and moving read. A clear window onto a world rarely seen in contemporary fiction."
-- Shay Youngblood, author of Soul Kiss
"A mature, intelligent, eloquent, lyrical, insightful work. All the elements of fine writing."
-- Gayl Jones, author of The Healing and Corregidora
"Brass Ankle Blues is a beautiful debut...full of humanity and elusive shocks of recognition. It gracefully explores the fissures and possibilities that all young selves experience. This is a marvelous novel."
-- The Providence Journal