Fram

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Product Details
Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Ig Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781935439981
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About the Author
Steve Himmer is the author of the novel The Bee-Loud Glade (2011) and editor of the webjournal Necessary Fiction. His stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications including The Millions, Ploughshares, Post Road, Hobart, 3: AM Magazine, and The Los Angeles Review. He lives with his wife and daughter near Boston, where he teaches at Emerson College.
Reviews
"Himmer's story is fun and exhilarating, especially as it heads toward its heroic climax."--Publishers Weekly

"When a covert mission sends Oscar, a low-ranking employee in the Bureau of Ice Prognostication, to the arctic, he must confront the perils and pains of a life lived under the veil of secrecy. Fram is an extraordinary meditation on the critical flaws in the systems we hold dear, and the human costs of those flaws. Steve Himmer writes with such uncommon intelligence and sorrow and grace, I would follow him anywhere--into the arctic and beyond."--Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me, The Isle of Youth, and What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us

"A miniature bureaucratic epic somewhere between David Foster Wallace and Jules Verne, Fram is a funny, sharp-eyed, fantastical inquiry into one of the great questions of modern life: where do we really go when we go to work?"--Will Wiles, author of The Way Inn and Care of Wooden Floors

"Steve Himmer's Fram arrives in the garb of a DeLilloesque polyurethane shell, savvy and hilarious about the pervasiveness and hypnotic allure of artifice and Big Data, all of the signal-fizz of contemporary America. But under that lurks the pulse of naturalism, an unabashed zeal for exploration and adventure and the magnetic tug of the raw, open wilderness, and in this unique, timely, and highly-entertaining amalgam, he invents a north that is ever reinventing itself."--Tim Horvath, author of Understories