How High We Go in the Dark

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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780063072640

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About the Author

Sequoia Nagamatsu is a Japanese-American writer and managing editor of Psychopomp Magazine, an online quarterly dedicated to innovative prose. Originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University and a BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College. His work has appeared in such publications as Conjunctions, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Fairy Tale Review, and Tin House. He is the author of the award-winning short story collection Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone and teaches creative writing at St. Olaf College and the Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency MFA program. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife, cat, and a robot dog named Calvino.

Reviews

How High We Go in the Dark is a book of incredible scope and ambition, a polyphonic elegy for the possible, for all that might be won and lost in the many worlds we make together: the world of our families, our civilization and our planet, the planets beyond. Every tale in Sequoia Nagamatsu's debut generates fresh wonder at all we are, plus hope for all we might become, in these unforgettable futures yet to be.--Matt Bell, author of Appleseed
You can try to compare Sequoia Nagamatsu to George Saunders or Charlie Kaufman or David Mitchell, but his is a singular voice and this is a book so original and wondrous and reality-shredding that it defies easy summary or categorization, like a dream that feels more vivid than life. Arctic plagues! Euthanasia theme parks! Hotels for the dead! Talking pigs! Interstellar starships! It's brave and prescient, completely bananas and yet absolutely moving, packed with humor and heart. I loved it.--Benjamin Percy, author of The Dark Net
Gorgeous, terrifying, compassionate. With funerary skyscrapers, a generation ship painted with history, and a pyramid of souls reaching for light, How High We Go in the Dark is both powerful and original. Nagamastu elegantly dissects disaster with an eye toward empathy and curiosity. At this book's center is a great big, beautiful heart. An exceptional accomplishment that left me equal parts hope and wonder.--Erika Swyler, bestselling author of The Book of Speculation
A rich tangle of the familiar and beautifully new. These are bright inventions but they will also satisfy our longing for the stories we have always loved.--Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, on Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone
Sequoia Nagamatsu's universe is one in which modern Japan and its ancient folklore play in the same delightful puddle. . . . Will creep into your dreams and enchant your imagination.--Kelly Luce, author of Pull Me Under, on Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone
Nagamatsu blends literary and visionary verve in a narrative that's garnering comparisons to Cloud Atlas and Station Eleven.--Library Journal (Spotlight)
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