It Will End with Us

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Product Details

Price
$12.95  $11.91
Publisher
Coffee House Press
Publish Date
Pages
150
Dimensions
4.6 X 0.5 X 7.3 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781566893725
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About the Author

Sam Savage is the best-selling author of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, The Cry of the Sloth, Glass, and The Way of the Dog, all from Coffee House Press. A finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University and resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Reviews


Included in "Library Journal's ""25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015"
"A Southern childhood in duskier, Tennessee Williams times, offering an aphoristic scattering of memories--one- and two-sentence stand-alones that spill isolated down the page like little gems. . . showing us how memory works and how we make sense of our lives, drip by drip and sensation by sensation."--"Library Journal"
"Savage's lean, meditative novels, so meticulously pitched and poised, eschew the bloated excess and garish dazzle that can mar those from writers half his age. . . In Savage's novel, or Eve's "inventory of tiny things," it is the small, fleeting and quiet details that speak volumes."--"Star Tribune"
"Sam Savage, once more, elicits our admiration and aesthetic appreciation for reminding us not to be complacent, and to interrogate what Eve terms the 'inner reaches'--our inner selves--and what we believe, in a compact with others, to be the real world."--"Numero Cinq"
"A small book that tells a huge story about a Southern woman's memories of her mother and a vanishing world."--"Shelf Awareness"
"The narrative perfectly replicates the capriciousness of memory."--"AskMen.com"
"A novel written in a most unusual way: a series of brief paragraphs which sometimes read like diary entries, other times like descriptions from a book of recollections. The mosaic effect is enhanced by the author's skillful use of language, his vivid, poetically-charged prose style."--"Lively Arts/em>

Newsweek's Favorite Books of 2014
Included in "Library Journal's ""25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015"
"A Southern childhood in duskier, Tennessee Williams times, offering an aphoristic scattering of memories--one- and two-sentence stand-alones that spill isolated down the page like little gems. . . showing us how memory works and how we make sense of our lives, drip by drip and sensation by sensation."--"Library Journal"
"Savage's lean, meditative novels, so meticulously pitched and poised, eschew the bloated excess and garish dazzle that can mar those from writers half his age. . . In Savage's novel, or Eve's "inventory of tiny things," it is the small, fleeting and quiet details that speak volumes."--"Star Tribune"
"Sam Savage, once more, elicits our admiration and aesthetic appreciation for reminding us not to be complacent, and to interrogate what Eve terms the 'inner reaches'--our inner selves--and what we believe, in a compact with others, to be the real world."--"Numero Cinq"
"A small book that tells a huge story about a Southern woman's memories of her mother and a vanishing world."--"Shelf Awareness"
"The narrative perfectly replicates the capriciousness of memory."--"AskMen.com"
"A novel written in a most unusual way: a series of brief paragraphs which sometimes read like diary entries, other times like descriptions from a book of recollections. The mosaic effect is enhanced by the author's skillful use of language, his vivid, poetically-charged prose style."--"Lively Arts"
"Savage's stylistic movements around structure and prose helps texture this narrative and make the emotional vulnerability of Eve even more resonating. . . "It Will End with Us" is a beautiful portrait of a woman who attempts to recreate what she has left by meditating on images."--"Online Sundries"
"Reading the novel can feel like admiring dewdrops on a spider's web, each paragraph and sentence glittering exquisitely . . . Savage's is a book of the heart as much as the head. Which is itself an accomplishment of no small note: to recognize the arbitrary, degraded thing that is memory, and allow it its loveliness for all of that.""--New York Times Review of Books"
"There's a vividness to these false memories; even those scraps battered 'beyond recognition' shine with a light of their own.""--Wisconsin State Journal"
"To call the book a novel, however, fails to acknowledge the poetry in its form." "--Carolina Quarterly"
Newsweek's Favorite Books of 2014
Included in "Library Journal s " 25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015"
"A Southern childhood in duskier, Tennessee Williams times, offering an aphoristic scattering of memoriesone- and two-sentence stand-alones that spill isolated down the page like little gems. . . showing us how memory works and how we make sense of our lives, drip by drip and sensation by sensation. "Library Journal"
"Savage s lean, meditative novels, so meticulously pitched and poised, eschew the bloated excess and garish dazzle that can mar those from writers half his age. . . In Savage s novel, or Eve s inventory of tiny things, it is the small, fleeting and quiet details that speak volumes.""Star Tribune"
Sam Savage, once more, elicits our admiration and aesthetic appreciation for reminding us not to be complacent, and to interrogate what Eve terms the 'inner reaches'our inner selvesand what we believe, in a compact with others, to be the real world. "Numero Cinq"
"A small book that tells a huge story about a Southern woman's memories of her mother and a vanishing world.""Shelf Awareness"
As Savage indicates with philosophical acumen . . . the private symbol is a myth. "Prairie Schooner"
The narrative perfectly replicates the capriciousness of memory.""AskMen.com"
"A novel written in a most unusual way: a series of brief paragraphs which sometimes read like diary entries, other times like descriptions from a book of recollections. The mosaic effect is enhanced by the author s skillful use of language, his vivid, poetically-charged prose style.""Lively Arts"
"Savage s stylistic movements around structure and prose helps texture this narrative and make the emotional vulnerability of Eve even more resonating. . . "It Will End with Us" is a beautiful portrait of a woman who attempts to recreate what she has left by meditating on images.""Online Sundries"
Reading the novel can feel like admiring dewdrops on a spider s web, each paragraph and sentence glittering exquisitely . . . Savage s is a book of the heart as much as the head. Which is itself an accomplishment of no small note: to recognize the arbitrary, degraded thing that is memory, and allow it its loveliness for all of that. "New York Times Review of Books"
"There's a vividness to these false memories; even those scraps battered 'beyond recognition' shine with a light of their own.""Wisconsin State Journal"
"To call the book a novel, however, fails to acknowledge the poetry in its form." "Carolina Quarterly""
Newsweek's Favorite Books of 2014
Included in Library Journal's -25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015-
-A Southern childhood in duskier, Tennessee Williams times, offering an aphoristic scattering of memories--one- and two-sentence stand-alones that spill isolated down the page like little gems. . . showing us how memory works and how we make sense of our lives, drip by drip and sensation by sensation.---Library Journal
-Savage's lean, meditative novels, so meticulously pitched and poised, eschew the bloated excess and garish dazzle that can mar those from writers half his age. . . In Savage's novel, or Eve's -inventory of tiny things, - it is the small, fleeting and quiet details that speak volumes.---Star Tribune
-Sam Savage, once more, elicits our admiration and aesthetic appreciation for reminding us not to be complacent, and to interrogate what Eve terms the 'inner reaches'--our inner selves--and what we believe, in a compact with others, to be the real world.---Numero Cinq
-A small book that tells a huge story about a Southern woman's memories of her mother and a vanishing world.---Shelf Awareness
-As Savage indicates with philosophical acumen . . . the private symbol is a myth.---Prairie Schooner
-The narrative perfectly replicates the capriciousness of memory.---AskMen.com
-A novel written in a most unusual way: a series of brief paragraphs which sometimes read like diary entries, other times like descriptions from a book of recollections. The mosaic effect is enhanced by the author's skillful use of language, his vivid, poetically-charged prose style.---Lively Arts
-Savage's stylistic movements around structure and prose helps texture this narrative and make the emotional vulnerability of Eve even more resonating. . . It Will End with Us is a beautiful portrait of a woman who attempts to recreate what she has left by meditating on images.---Online Sundries
-Reading the novel can feel like admiring dewdrops on a spider's web, each paragraph and sentence glittering exquisitely . . . Savage's is a book of the heart as much as the head. Which is itself an accomplishment of no small note: to recognize the arbitrary, degraded thing that is memory, and allow it its loveliness for all of that.---New York Times Review of Books
-There's a vividness to these false memories; even those scraps battered 'beyond recognition' shine with a light of their own.---Wisconsin State Journal
-To call the book a novel, however, fails to acknowledge the poetry in its form.- --Carolina Quarterly

Winner of the O. Henry Prize for "Cigarettes"

Newsweek's Favorite Books of 2014

Included in Library Journal's "25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015"

"Reading the novel can feel like admiring dewdrops on a spider's web, each paragraph and sentence glittering exquisitely. . . . Savage's is a book of the heart as much as the head. Which is itself an accomplishment of no small note: to recognize the arbitrary, degraded thing that is memory, and allow it its loveliness for all of that." --New York Times Sunday Book Review

"If the world--all its hysteric noise--was muted for just one minute, Sam Savage is what you might be fortunate enough to hear. His elegant laconism, his leaps across the self-evident, his soft aplomb, and the rarified air he bestows upon the mundane make him the only American writer worthy of the label the true eccentric." --Valeria Luiselli

"A Southern childhood in duskier, Tennessee Williams times, offering an aphoristic scattering of memories--one- and two-sentence stand-alones that spill isolated down the page like little gems . . . showing us how memory works and how we make sense of our lives, drip by drip and sensation by sensation." --Library Journal

"Savage's lean, meditative novels, so meticulously pitched and poised, eschew the bloated excess and garish dazzle that can mar those from writers half his age. . . . In Savage's novel, or Eve's 'inventory of tiny things, ' it is the small, fleeting and quiet details that speak volumes." --Star Tribune

"To call the book a novel, however, fails to acknowledge the poetry in its form." --Carolina Quarterly

"Savage constructs novel from scattered memories." --Wisconsin State Journal

"Sam Savage, once more, elicits our admiration and aesthetic appreciation for reminding us not to be complacent, and to interrogate what Eve terms the 'inner reaches'--our inner selves--and what we believe, in a compact with others, to be the real world." --Numero Cinq

"A small book that tells a huge story about a Southern woman's memories of her mother and a vanishing world." --Shelf Awareness

"The narrative perfectly replicates the capriciousness of memory." --AskMen.com

"A novel written in a most unusual way: a series of brief paragraphs which sometimes read like diary entries, other times like descriptions from a book of recollections. The mosaic effect is enhanced by the author's skillful use of language, his vivid, poetically-charged prose style." --Lively Arts

"As Savage indicates with philosophical acumen . . . the private symbol is a myth." --Schooner

"Sam Savage manages to be both artful and literal-minded in this faux autobiographical tale of childhood and a mother afflicted and finally driven mad by her wish for artistic success. Savage writes knowingly about the uncertainties of childhood memory, but creates a convincing world of sibling combat and adult pretension. A wonderful, absorbing novel." --C. Michael Curtis, Fiction Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

"Savage's stylistic movements around structure and prose helps texture this narrative and make the emotional vulnerability of Eve even more resonating. . . It Will End with Us is a beautiful portrait of a woman who attempts to recreate what she has left by meditating on images." --Online Sundries

"There's a vividness to these false memories; even those scraps battered 'beyond recognition' shine with a light of their own." --Wisconsin State Journal

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