Forget I Told You This


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University of Nebraska Press
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5.43 X 8.43 X 0.79 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Hilary Zaid is the author of the award-winning novel Paper is White. Her short works have appeared in Mother Jones, Ecotone, Day One, Southwest Review, and Utne Reader, and have been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.


"Hilary Zaid has written a gorgeous delight, lush with things not often seen--a sexy midlife heroine, handmade magic, and love letters both as plot and to a certain time and place in San Francisco. I loved every word."--Claire McMillan, author of Alchemy of a Blackbird
"Forget I Told You This, Hilary Zaid's portrait of the artist as a face-blind queer scrivener obsessed with ancient texts takes us to the back alleys of Oakland and the secrets rooms of a social media giant that is god-like in its omniscience and omnipotence--a world very much like the present. In this literary thriller made up of shifting identities and realities, where nothing and nobody is as they seem, one thing is a constant: the penetrating insight and elegance of Zaid's prose."--Lori Ostlund, author of After the Parade
"Forget I Told You This sets our high-tech world of phones and apps vibrating against the beauty and history of pen and ink. Twisty and textured, rich and hyperreal, Hilary Zaid's world is dense with mysterious invitations. In fact, her novel itself is exactly such an invitation--and I'm very glad I said 'yes.'"--Robin Sloan, author of Sourdough and the New York Times bestseller Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
"Deftly weaving together elements of a futuristic thriller, a family drama, and an ode to illuminated manuscripts, Forget I Told You This follows lonely scribe Amy Black on her quest to discover the mystery behind tech giant Q, a local resistance group seeking her help, and ultimately, herself. The prose is gorgeous, the plot tense, and Amy is a wonderfully flawed and sympathetic character whose intense battle between her artistic ambition, the demands of her family, and her own need for love form the beating heart of this gripping and imaginative novel."--Erin Swan, author of Walk the Vanished Earth