In the Shadows of the Sun


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Anchor Books
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5.28 X 8.02 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author

Alexander Parsons earned degrees from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and New Mexico State University. His first novel, Leaving Disneyland, won the 2001 Associated Writing Programs Award for the Novel and was a finalist for the 2001 PEN West Award. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Texas Fellowship in Literature, and a Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship. He teaches fiction writing at the University of New Hampshire.


"Surpassingly beautiful. His loving landscapes are almost worth the price of admission." -San Francisco Chronicle"A powerful story. . . . Vivid and strong. . . . The book will certainly be a contender for awards for serious writing." -San Antonio Express-News"Meticulously crafted. . . . It has a steady drumbeat, a muffled rhythm that achieves an agreeable tempo." -Los Angeles Times"In the Shadows of the Sun is a very impressive novel--it's vivid, it's convincing and it's moving." - Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove"Alexander Parsons has struck the richest vein of the American tragedy in the Philippines--the story of its disproportionate impact on the young men of New Mexico. In this beautiful novel, with its spare but keen sense of pathos, Parsons shows us how events of history leave concentric ripples that are deeply felt across years and continents." - Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers"I can't think of anything I've read that held me as spellbound as this superlative book. In the Shadows of the Sun is vividly authentic whether Parsons is describing the high mountain desert of New Mexico, the jungles of the Philippines, or the characters that traverse these landscapes. The book is a riveting page-turner." - Thom Jones, author of The Pugilist at Rest "In tautly etched vivid prose, Alexander Parsons has created landscapes of the natural world and the human psyche that plumb the depths of the relentless questions of existence. To read In The Shadows Of The Sun is to enter a trance of storytelling that left me blinking and breathless. No other novel in recent memory strikes so deeply with such elegance and heartbreaking beauty." - Jeffrey Lent, author of In the Fall and Lost Nation"With In the Shadows of the Sun, Alexander Parsons establishes himself as the new authority on the American Southwestern experience. The novel is gripping, with beautifully drawn landscapes, and memorable characters who haunt the reader long after the last page is turned." - Mark Jude Poirier, author of Modern Ranch Living