Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
211
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393345469
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About the Author

Lucia Perillo (1958--2016) was the author of seven books of poetry, one of which, Inseminating the Elephant, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She was also awarded a MacArthur genius grant.

Reviews

Darned if this book isn't more cheerful than anything else. It's very funny and often beautiful, though not in the corny way of fiction that glorifies bad behavior or romanticizes hardship. It's deeper than that, in the way that earned wisdom always is. . . . [Perillo] brings to these stories the poet's gift for creating images in the mind so apt, they're surprising, even funny.
Starred review. Emotionally unflinching stories of considerable power, wonder and humor.
Starred review. [Perillo] strikes a glorious balance between wryly intelligent prose and emotional force, recalling Alice Munro at her best.
Starred review. These tales are as beautifully patterned as poetry, saturated in feeling, open to ambiguity, and laced with electrifying images.
Relentlessly compassionate, this is a collection for the mistake makers and trying-as-hard-as-we-canners of the world--which probably means all of us.--Book of the Week Pick