Lake Overturn

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Harper Perennial
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5.3 X 8.0 X 1.07 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author

Vestal McIntyre's story collection, You Are Not the One, won a Lambda Literary Award and earned him fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

A Best Book of 2009--Washington Post Book World
"[Keeps] us engrossed from the beginning. . . . He illuminates with humor and sympathy the mundane lives of a group of vivid characters."--Library Journal
"Richly imagined and fully realized, Overturn has given us what we didn't know we were waiting for: the next Great Idahoan Novel."--Out Magazine
"What a great relief [it is] to read Vestal McIntyre's splendid first novel. . . . Lake Overturn is loving and searing and sad and, above all, a pleasure to read."--Adam Haslett, author of You Are Not a Stranger Here
"Striking. . . . An author is lucky to bring one character so vividly to life: the gifted McIntyre...has done it for all of his. It may seem odd praise for a writer, but it's among the highest: as you drink in this book, you barely notice the words."--New York Times Book Review
"This astonishing novel -- a great big captivating, multi-character drama set in Eula, Idaho -- has McIntyre juggling a half-dozen intersecting plots and people with extraordinary grace."--Philadelphia Gay News
"Every character in [Lake Overturn] is so real, complex, and interesting, the scope of the novel at once so wide and so deep, the themes and ideas so thoroughly embodied by the story, I felt as if I were reading a modern-day Middlemarch."--Kate Christensen, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man
"A vast, intricate lattice of relationships, reminiscent of the novels of Richard Russo. . . . McIntyre is an honest enough artist that he [is] . . . capable of handling even the most noxious elements when he stirs his American backwater."--Washington Post
"[A] nicely handled exploration of the world's effect on the tightly woven life of a small town driven by faith."--Denver Post
"[A] deliriously colorful and deliciously engrossing tapestry of a small-town's depressing poverty, pointless pettiness, quirky rivalries, domestic infidelities, desperate drug use, onerous class and race divisions - and occasional quiet, sentimental triumphs."--Q Syndicate
"Reading Vestal McIntyre's deliriously ambrosial novel is like entering reader's heaven. Constantly surprising. . . . I loved it."--Peter Cameron, award-winning author of The City of Your Final Destination
"Lake Overturn is a lovingly rendered portrait of small-town America. Vestal McIntyre knows his people intimately--how they speak, their manners and customs; but, most importantly, he knows their troubled hearts, and he plumbs the depths of those hearts with remarkable empathy and wisdom."--Ron Rash, author of Serena