The Daughters


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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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5.7 X 1.1 X 8.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Adrienne Celt's work has been published in Esquire, the Kenyon Review, the Rumpus, and elsewhere, and she holds an MFA from Arizona State University. Her work has been awarded the PEN Southwest Book Award, an O. Henry Story Prize, and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.


A lyrical and poetic debut about the strength of storytelling and mother-daughter love.
A story libretto that commands attention from the opening scene. Celt has crafted a modern fairy tale that had me up from my chair in standing ovation.--Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international best-selling author of The Mapmaker's Children
A lush song of a book that understands the intertwined beauty and fear of motherhood and daughterhood.--Caitlin Horrocks, author of This is Not Your City
Celt's family saga--steeped in folklore and vibrating with music--is as much about the power of storytelling as the fraught relationships between mothers and daughters.... A haunting novel with real emotional depth, Celt's psychologically nuanced debut continues to resonate long after the last page has been turned.
After the birth of her daughter, opera sensation Lulu fears a family curse has made her lose her voice, in Celt's lyrical debut novel about the perplexing riddle of inheritance.--Sarah Meyer
Celt's debut is a carefully crafted and mesmerizing look at one family's history.... A beautifully written exploration of the myths and the realities that bind families together that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Celt's next novel.
In this novel, voice and music and history and storytelling and mythmaking and motherhood and protection of the self are in many ways the same: Living animals, changeable and complex, adaptive and perilous and endlessly powerful.... Here is one you should not miss, a gratifying feast in lush, lyrical, and full-throated form.--Carmen Maria Machado
Brimming with sad, delicious folklore and echoing with the voices of five generations of mothers and daughters in a family shaped by music as much as by tragedy, Celt's debut is enchanting.--Sarah Cornwell, author of What I Had Before I Had You