The Visible World

Mark Slouka (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
March 18, 2008
Pages
242
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.6 X 7.86 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780547053677
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About the Author

Mark Slouka is the author of works of fiction including Brewster, Lost Lake, a New York Times Notable Book, and The Visible World, a finalist for the British Book Award. His essay collection, Essays from the Nick of Time, was the winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Speilvogel Award.

Reviews

"An eloquent testament to the power of storytelling."
"This is a penetrating, beautifully composed novel from a writer with a tangible sense of place and period."
"The Visible World reveals what is invisible within us. It's a pure pleasure to turn its pages." -- Ha Jin
" The sheer beauty of Mark Slouka's prose will draw comparisons to The English Patient." --Gary Shteyngart
" Sentence for sentence, word for word, Mark Slouka is one of our very best writersโ€ฆ a book that will last." --Colum McCann
" Mark Slouka, with this novel, proves what an exceptional writer he isโ€ฆ a master of the American vernacular." --Amit Chaudhuri
"It's a triumph of story-telling... When has an elegy ever been so passionate, and historical moment so fully imagined?" -- Patricia Hampl
"[Slouka's] style seamlessly merges a simple clarity with atmospheric lushness... [The Visible World] is this gifted writer's most ambitious book." --Stuart Dybek
" Mark Slouka's elegant book keeps alive the essential mystery of life - love." -Norman Manea
" A masterful work, it calls to mind the very finest Czech writersโ€ฆ I will re-read [it] again and again." -Steve Yarbrough
" His novel' s power lives in the imaginative effort... to portray loss that is inherited... It' s a moving book." -Richard Ford
" Rich with intelligence and poetic detail, The Visible World demonstrates why Mark Slouka is one of our finest contemporary novelists." -Elizabeth Berg
"Slouka's characters pop...and he demonstrates a shattering ability to capture humanity in its bleakest moments."
& quot; Mark Slouka's elegant book keeps alive the essential mystery of life - love.& quot; -Norman Manea
& quot; The sheer beauty of Mark Slouka's prose will draw comparisons to The English Patient." --Gary Shteyngart
& quot; The Visible World gains on itself from page to page& hellip; a genuine page turner.& quot; --Sven Birkerts
& quot; A masterful work, it calls to mind the very finest Czech writers& hellip; I will re-read [it] again and again.& quot; -Steve Yarbrough
& quot; Sentence for sentence, word for word, Mark Slouka is one of our very best writers& hellip; a book that will last.& quot; --Colum McCann
& quot; Mark Slouka, with this novel, proves what an exceptional writer he is& hellip; a master of the American vernacular.& quot; --Amit Chaudhuri
& quot; Rich with intelligence and poetic detail, The Visible World demonstrates why Mark Slouka is one of our finest contemporary novelists.& quot; -Elizabeth Berg
& quot; It& #39; s a triumph of story-telling& hellip; When has an elegy ever been so passionate, and historical moment so fully imagined?& quot; -- Patricia Hampl
& quot; His novel& #39; s power lives in the imaginative effort& hellip; to portray loss that is inherited& hellip; It& #39; s a moving book.& quot; -Richard Ford
& quot; [Slouka& #39; s] style seamlessly merges a simple clarity with atmospheric lushness& hellip; [The Visible World] is this gifted writer& #39; s most ambitious book.& quot; --Stuart Dybek
"Sentence for sentence, word for word, Mark Slouka is one of our very best writers...a book that will last." --Colum McCann
"The Visible World is a beautifully written and thrilling poem about love...[It's] a book you can't put down." --Richard Bausch
"Mark Slouka has written a staggeringly beautiful novel." --Daniel Alarcon
"Mark Slouka's elegant book keeps alive the essential mystery of life - love." -Norman Manea
"The Visible World gains on itself from page to page...a genuine page turner." --Sven Birkerts
"The sheer beauty of Mark Slouka's prose will draw comparisons to The English Patient." --Gary Shteyngart
"A masterful work, it calls to mind the very finest Czech writers...I will re-read [it] again and again." -Steve Yarbrough
"His novel's power lives in the imaginative effort...to portray loss that is inherited...It's a moving book." -Richard Ford
"Mark Slouka, with this novel, proves what an exceptional writer he is...a master of the American vernacular." --Amit Chaudhuri
"It's a triumph of story-telling...When has an elegy ever been so passionate, and historical moment so fully imagined?" -- Patricia Hampl
"Rich with intelligence and poetic detail, The Visible World demonstrates why Mark Slouka is one of our finest contemporary novelists." -Elizabeth Berg
"[Slouka's] style seamlessly merges a simple clarity with atmospheric lushness...[The Visible World] is this gifted writer's most ambitious book." --Stuart Dybek