Scribe

Alyson Hagy (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
October 02, 2018
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.56 X 8.25 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781555978181
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About the Author

Alyson Hagy was raised on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is the author of seven previous works of fiction, most recently Boleto. She lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

Reviews

"Scribe, which begins with the baying of hounds and ends with silence, reminds us on every page that humans remain the storytelling animal, and that therein might lie our salvation. . . . In this brave new world, a woman with a pen may prove mightier than a man with a sword."--The New York Times Book Review

"It's a hungry book--one where every sentence seems to imply a second that it never offers; where every page and every paragraph offers the ghost of a feast, but never lets you eat."--NPR.org

"Fans of Fiona Mozley's Elmet will revel in this genre-busting feminist folktale of a novel, which is as rooted in its own particular, peculiar time as it is relevant to the concerns of 2018."--Vanity Fair

"[An] eerie, artfully etched post-apocalyptic tale."--BBC Culture

"Though setting, identity and motivations are shrouded in Blue Ridge mist, Hagy's language is intense and crisp. . . . Hagy does a splendid job of intertwining the strange threads in her novel, and readers with a taste for magical doings will not be disappointed."--Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

"Rooted in [Hagy's] Appalachia and yet otherworldly, bound by symbols and held just slightly out of time, Scribe is a storyteller's book about the radical power and responsibility of words."--The Millions

"An original addition to the post-apocalyptic genre, Scribe reaffirms the power of the pen and the surviving quality of the human spirit."--The Arkansas International

"A slim and affecting powerhouse. . . . Hagy is a careful writer; each sentence feels as solid and sturdy as stone. . . . Timely and timeless; a deft novel about the consequences and resilience of storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Hagy probes the weight of responsibility and the desperation of survival in a deteriorated society in this evocative, opaque tale. . . . The vagueness of setting, supernatural elements, and only partially revealed histories amp up the eeriness of this disquieting novel."--Publishers Weekly

"More than a novel. . . . [Scribe] defies the hush of a dying world with every breathtaking sentence."--Hรฉrnan Dรญaz

"Alyson Hagy has written a lyrical, unsettling novel--part ghost story, part mystery, part love story, and thoroughly, jarringly, original."--Elizabeth Crook