If You Follow Me

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.84 X 7.98 X 0.98 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061732850

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About the Author

Malena Watrous is the author of the novel If You Follow Me (Harper Perennial, 2010). She spent her adolescence in Oregon, which inspired the book's setting. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and helped to found the Online Writers' Certificate, Stanford's two-year online novel-writing program. She teaches fiction-writing for Stanford as well as working on her own fiction, and has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times. She lives in San Francisco.

Reviews

"In this beautiful novel, what is most "foreign" to Marina turns out to be her complex relationships with those she thought she knew best. Malena Watrous's writing is sharp-edged and generous, tragic and true. I would follow her anywhere."--Katharine Noel, author of Halfway House
"Her writing is direct and conversational. And she is able to deliver an excruciating portrayal of Marina's internal struggles."--Eugene Register-Guard
"I love, love, love IF YOU FOLLOW ME. It's fearlessly honest, occasionally heartbreaking, and extremely funny, and I can't recommend it highly enough."--Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of PREP and AMERICAN WIFE
"[A] deft, funny, and emotionally acute first novel...Watrous's book crackles with atmospheric detail and sharp dialogue, and tells a vivid story of an American confronting grief and self-knowledge in an unfamiliar place."--Boston Globe
"This tragicomic debut novel spunky, feminist and perpetually wrong-footed college grad as she spends four seasons in rural Japan escaping the memory of her father's suicide."--Ms. magazine
"A smart, comic first novel."--New York Times Book Review
"Graceful, smart, and filled with wonder, If You Follow Me is a heartfelt delight from beginning to end."--Michelle Richmond, bestselling author of The Year of Fog
"If You Follow Me is the kind of book you finish and then clutch to your heart as you run around telling everyone you know that they have to read it. Watrous has written a book of great genuine warmth, startling honesty, and remarkable power."--Thisbe Nissen, author of Osprey Island
"[C]onfident and heartfelt, a finely sketched reminder of the ways in which new loves are like new countries....If You Follow Me will charm all readers who have ever fumbled, offended, raged, and had their hearts broken in a foreign land."--San Francisco magazine
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