Catch, Release

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Johns Hopkins University Press
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Adrianne Harun is the author of The King of Limbo and Other Stories and A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain. She teaches at Pacific Lutheran University's Rainier Writing Workshop and is a frequent faculty member at the Sewanee School of Letters.

Sure to satisfy discerning readers of emotionally wise, high-quality fiction.
--Joan Curbow, Booklist
Each story creates unforgettable impressions and memorable lines in a microcosm illuminated by the beauty and complexity of human emotion. Overall, this collection is as it should be--deft, deliberate, dashing, delicious, and direct.
--Christopher Klim & the Eric Hoffer Book Award, US Review of Books
Told in poised, often shimmering prose, these tales distress and confound . . . The larger, tragic landscape Harun sketches is acutely destabilizing, wonderfully inscrutable and, at moments, ravenously absurd.
--Mike Peed, New York Times Book Review
Reading Harun's haunting and incandescent new story collection, Catch, Release, is also like inhabiting a strange and surprising place, one where the unexpected is sneakily placed inside the seemingly mundane.
--Lee Conell, Chapter 16
Harun's prose sings like poetry, with lush descriptions and pacing that sweeps the reader along like a pleasant alcoholic buzz.
--Rebecca Cuthbert, American Book Review
There's nothing too unusual about the short stories in Adrianne Harun's new collection except that they're excellent. Nearly every story is a wonderful achievement, a complete emotional world observed in tight prose and slightly, delightedly misanthropic characterization . . . Harun's stories are old-school rock and roll done really damn well. We should listen.
--Katharine Coldiron, Kenyon Review
Animated by a fierce sense of longing, Harun's pieces expertly depict how individuals grapple with lost love, death, and uncertain futures. Each story exists within a carefully realized world--lit with detail like brilliant, bizarre snow globes--and, fueled by haunting prose, will remain gleaming in readers' minds. Masterful and varied.
--Kirkus Reviews