It Is Wood, It Is Stone

Available

Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
One World
Publish Date
July 28, 2020
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984855831

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Gabriella Burnham is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil. Now a New York resident, she lived in São Paulo as a child and most of her family still lives there today. She holds an MFA in creative writing from The Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph's College and has been awarded fellowships to MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. She has worked as a reporter, a creative writing teacher, and in immigration law. It Is Wood, It Is Stone is her first novel.

Reviews

"It Is Wood, It Is Stone is a fever dream of a book; absolutely captivating and wonderfully destabilizing. I could not put it down. It is about uprootedness, class and color, and sex. It is about women on the verge--of collapse, of escape, of self-knowledge--failing and flailing and propping one another up. It is a book about the limits of propriety and the boundlessness of grace. Burnham is a writer of such remarkable insight, it's impossible to believe this is her debut."--Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

"An absorbing and remarkably assured debut, It Is Wood, It Is Stone marries taut, cinematic suspense with intimate, textured domestic realism. Hits a major refresh button on the genre of psychological thriller and gives us something immensely satisfying and new."--Jordy Rosenberg, author of Confessions of the Fox

"Intimate, unsparing, and compassionate, It Is Wood, It Is Stone is unlike anything I've read. It's a portrait of a woman adrift, but more than that, it's a reflection on race, class, and privilege, rendered in beautifully observed and textured prose that describes hazy internal weather with gimlet clarity. Gabriella Burnham writes with generosity--and with sympathy for human imperfection--and captures so well the pain, envy, and expectations in life that make up each of our pasts, and linger into our present."--Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin

"I would recommend this book based on the cover alone. Thankfully, the story inside is equally gorgeous, following
three women in São Paulo: the anxious and listless Linda; her conflicted but steady maid, Marta; and Celia, an intoxicating artist with whom Linda leaves home. A lush depiction of privilege and power, sex and stability, It Is Wood, It Is Stone is an elegant arrival of a new talent."--Elle