The Disintegrations

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Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
August 22, 2017
Pages
232
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780299314705
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About the Author

Alistair McCartney is the author of The End of the World Book, a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award in Fiction. He teaches creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Reviews

"A book that takes possession of you right from the opening and will not let you go. Challenging and gripping, a rumination on death and memory that speaks eloquently to our sense of loss, both personal and communal. The writing is exquisite. In the best possible sense, I know this book will haunt me for the longest time." --Christos Tsiolkas, author of Barracuda
"Engrossing and reverent, The Disintegrations strangles death. A philosophy of the concrete and a reckoning of the ethereal, this novel dreams of all that has become lost in a world of remainders. We who remain may not find relief, but it leaves us dazzled and astonished and brutally satisfied with a gratitude for living." --Lily Hoang, author of A Bestiary
"An awe-inspiring tour de force, a circuitous thanatopsis, a maze that constantly reiterates its structure until everything it contains is subsumed within a new ulterior obfuscation. McCartney not only shows us that death is a language unto itself but also provides us with a dictionary with which to parse it." --Mark Gluth, author of No Other
"In this long-awaited second novel, a narrator's fascination with the geography of a nearby cemetery becomes a map of the losses and disappearances that have defined his own life. As he sorts through half-memories of deaths both notorious and obscure, a c
"An uncanny and mesmerizing study of the dread and terror in contemplating death as both remembrance and disappearance, and an intimate reveal of how our fears of erasure are a ghostly double for our awe at being alive." --Manuel MuΓ±oz, author of What You See in the Dark