Kara Was Here


Product Details

Soft Skull
Publish Date
6.06 X 9.07 X 0.84 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

William Conescu was born in New York and raised in New Orleans. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an MFA in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University. He is the author of the novels Kara Was Here and Being Written, and his short stories have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, and other publications. Conescu and his family live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Praise for Kara Was Here

"In many ways, Kara Was Here can be read as a contemporary take on James Joyce's The Dead. No matter the fullness of the present, it will never eclipse the romantic past...Conescu's characters are resilient. Reading through their struggles is an exercise in catharsis and compassion."--Shelf Awareness

"Conescu's latest is a light, engaging novel about a man, his deceased ex-girlfriend, and the mystery of her death... this novel is a solid, entertaining read." --Publishers Weekly

"Memories have mass, and they often haunt us. Conescu has found nuanced ways to dramatize this phenomenon, bringing his ghosts to life in visceral and enthralling ways."--Joshua Mohr, author of Fight Song

"Kara Was Here is an elegant, witty, profound, and completely fascinating novel. It's brilliant and so quietly suspenseful, I could not put it down."--Angela Davis-Gardner, author of Butterfly's Child

"Kara Was Here is a beguiling shape-shifter. Grief evolves into culpability before turning into something much stranger and more surprising. William Conescu's mesmerizing novel is a taut, exquisitely written psychological tour-de-force." --David Gilbert, Author of & Sons