Further Out Than You Thought

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William Morrow & Company
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5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Michaela Carter is an award-winning poet and writer. She studied theater at UCLA and holds an MFA in creative writing, and her poetry has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, won the Poetry Society of America Los Angeles New Poets Contest, and appeared in numerous journals. Recently she cofounded the Peregrine Book Company, an independent bookstore in Prescott, Arizona, where she works as a book buyer and storyteller. She lives in Prescott with her two inscrutable children and teaches creative writing at Yavapai College.


"Michaela Carter is such a fine, original writer, with a gritty sensuality and musical ear. The characters in Further Out Than You Thought are young, self-destructive, and wild, as well as vulnerable and complex. This is an enthralling book." -- Kate Christensen, author of The Astral

"Further Out Than You Thought is as seductive as a velvet-curtained club, as surprising as a dancer who first peels off her clothes, then peels away her skin to reveal her shimmering, complicated heart." -- Gayle Brandeis, author of The Book of Dead Birds

"Lovely, taut and lyrical--Further Out Than You Thought pulls back the curtain on a misunderstood life, showing that true nakedness is not found under strip club lights but in the reveal of a heart. This is a wonderful book." -- Rene Denfeld, author of The Enchanted

"This debut from award-winning poet Carter is an unexpected gift. . . . a fable for those who remember the bad old days." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Sexy, sleek and fearless, this debut simmers with vivid language and vulnerability, and is enthralling to the end. I loved it. I mean really loved it." -- Jimmy Santiago Baca, award-winning poet and author of A Glass of Water