As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back

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Black Rose Writing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.87 pounds
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About the Author
Alle C. Hall's fiction and essays appear in Dale Peck's Evergreen Review, Litro, Tupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Hobart, Necessary Fiction, Another Chicago Magazine, Literary Orphans, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere. Her journalism can be read in Bust Magazine, The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger, for whom she was a contributing editor. A Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net nominee, she placed as finalist for The Lascaux Prize and won the Richard Hugo House New Works Competition. As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back is her first book.

Firebird award winner for Coming of Age & Literary Fiction

"With a realistic redemption arc, As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back is a novel in which a survivor of abuse achieves a gritty, tender coming-of-age and reinvents herself." -Karen Ribgy, The Foreward

"A rare novel that shows how easily childhood trauma can be internalized and normalized, distorting our coming-of-age. Hall puts us inside that headspace then walks us through a maze of globe-trotting dissociation to a better, more hopeful place. An outstanding debut." -Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Many Daughters of Afong Moy and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

"One of the strongest authorial voices I've heard in a very long time. A formidable story that broke my heart, and ultimately gave me hope." -Anna Quinn, author of The Night Child and Angeline