The More I Owe You

Michael Sledge (Author)

Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
May 25, 2010
5.56 X 0.92 X 8.2 inches | 0.83 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Sledge is the author of a memoir, Mother and Son, and has contributed to a number of literary journals. He is co-founder of the Oaxifornia arts studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, and lives in both Mexico and Oakland, California. This is his first novel.


Praise for The More I Owe You

"A moving novel of an illicit and impassioned relationship." --Kirkus

"Sledge's cinematic novel is as lush and fecund as the jungle itself, with its innumerable fruits, ferns, and hidden dangers, leaving readers with the indelible image of a brilliant, tormented woman writing tirelessly through the tropic night by the light of a kerosene lamp . . . Strong and intoxicating." --Booklist

"A novel of extraordinary beauty, intimacy, and such consummate tenderness for its complex Elizabeth that one wonders how Sledge managed to slide so close to her soul. A gorgeous meditation on enduring love, damage, and what it can be to be happy, for however brief a moment. Bravo, bravo, bravo." --Stacey D'Erasmo, author of The Sky Below

"A beautiful dream of a book. Sumptuously detailed, deeply felt, it is as if Sledge slipped back in time and walked every step with Elizabeth Bishop, breathed every breath with her." --Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

Praise for Mother and Son

"[A] sensitive account." --Publishers Weekly

"This book manages to be intimate and completely honest without being sentimental or self-indulgent. One of the finest examples of memoir I've ever read." --Chad LeJeune, author of The Worry Trap

"Such affecting prose stays with us long after book's end." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"Michael Sledge has created unforgettable scenes . . . he has been honest enough to allow us to see how a tiny aberration can spin a life into patterns no one dreamed of." --The New York Times Book Review

"A courageous endeavor." --San Francisco Focus Magazine