Journeyman

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Product Details

Price
$25.00  $23.00
Publisher
Soft Skull Press
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781593766610
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About the Author

Marc Bojanowski graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received his MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in The Literary Review, McSweeney's and Granta. His first novel, The Dog Fighter, was a Finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award.

Reviews

"""Bojanowski's writing shines in the vividness of his minor characters . . . The book abounds in sharp description--of landscape, the built environment, the play of light--from Nolan's point of view, illuminating the sensitive soul under the Western hat. The distance between that soul, attuned to beauty and craftsmanship, and the shell Nolan has created for himself is deeply felt throughout. Watching him close the distance is the novel's greatest pleasure. At one point, Nolan thinks: 'We maintain narratives, however false, to survive.' Journeyman profoundly traces the cost of hanging on to those narratives long after they've ceased to be beneficial."" --The New York Times Book Review" "Journeyman is a textured, deceptively linear novel that throws some curves and carries a trace of Cormac McCarthy." --Booklist

One of "31 Brilliant Books That you Really Must Read This Spring." --Buzzfeed

"Bojanowski's novel is layered and thoughtful." --Kirkus

"A carpenter. An arsonist. A tortured writer. In this beautifully wrought novel, Marc Bojanowski stages a showdown between warring New Western masculinities, using the ghost town of California's tract architecture as backdrop. Angry, rootless, unquenchably romantic, haunted by wars fought and unfought, these lost men have come to tell us something urgent and true about a world they no longer understand." --Jon Raymond, author of Freebird and Livability

"A rich but unrefined seam of allegorical meaningfulness [runs] through this pleasing tale." --The Irish Times

"Bojanowski keeps it simple . . . his direct, unassuming style keeps the reader engaged in the ultimately optimistic story of Nolan's attempt to overcome the contradictions in his life." --Herald Scotland