Faraway Places

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Hawthorne Books
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5.56 X 0.41 X 8.99 inches | 0.54 pounds
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About the Author

TOM SPANBAUER is the author of the beloved classic The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award for best fiction, and a "dazzlingly accomplished" novel, according to the Washington Post. His earlier novels are Faraway Places and In the City of Shy Hunters. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

A.M. Homes is the author of the novels The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collection The Safety of Objects and the artist's book Appendix A. Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in magazines such as The New Yorker and Artforum, among others, and she is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Mirabella, Bomb, Blind Spot, and Story. She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and The New School and lives in New York City.


"A taut, brutal narrative ... that comes to hypnotize, shimmering like the brilliant sun on the alfalfa fields." --THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"Forceful and moving ... Spanbauer tells his short, brutal story with delicacy and deep respect for place and character." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The thing about Tom Spanbauer is--he is the real deal. There are others who think they are--but they're not. Spanbauer is and he's not going to be the one to tell you about it.
Faraway Places, Tom Spanbauer's first novel, is not enormously long, but it is a big book. And it is masterly - a near perfect book. Built upon keen observations of human behavior - ranging from God, to farming, the scent of one's father, the magic of sex and the exact number of steps from here to there - there is enormous originality, drama and spirit to this tale. It is a family drama with a pitch perfect crescendo. The story is hypnotic, mesmerizing, delicately brilliant - and so well made. While you are lulled by the language and the characters, the storyline builds and then like a well timed firework explodes - surprising, enthralling, captivating." --A.M. HOMES, author of This Book Will Save Your Life