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Grove Press, Black Cat
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5.5 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Bonnie Nadzam has published fiction and essays in many journals and magazines, including Granta, Harper's Magazine, Orion Magazine, The Iowa Review, Epoch, The Kenyon Review, and many others. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction's first novel award in 2011, and was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. It has been translated into several languages and made into a film that will be released in 2016. She is also co-author with Dale Jamieson of Love in the Anthropocene (OR Books, 2015).

"Haunting . . . Nadzam weaves ghosts, myths, longing, and an aching American landscape into a fascinating fable about the lengths we go to for the people we love." --Royal Young, Interview

"[A] story of haunted histories and broken promises." --O, The Oprah Magazine, a Must-Read Book of the Summer

"An evocative novel of place, set on the brooding frontier . . . [Nadzam] conveys both the reckless certainty of youth and its accompanying lurch of dread." --Christian Science Monitor

"Nadzam's knack for powerful storytelling establishes the mystery of this dying town as a truly American fairy tale, while her unforgettable characters elevate the legend to an introspective meditation on love, loyalty, and ambition." --Booklist

"[A] memorable novel . . . Nadzam weaves a strange and mesmerizing story." --Publishers Weekly

"Some authors produce. Product. As if without ever touching it. Others rip out a piece of themselves from their deeeeep cardiopulmonary region and give to us a quirky thumping live thing. You did that, Bonnie Nadzam. Thank you!" --Carolyn Chute, author of Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves

"From the very first sentence of this masterfully crafted and pitch perfect novel, Bonnie Nadzam takes us on a journey of loyalty, ethical decisions and layered family histories. Ghosts--of the past, of story, of place, of the future--collide with a desperate haunting melancholy." --Chris Abani, author of The Secret History of Las Vegas

"Here comes Lions a glittering dust storm, spinning every fantasy of the West, of small town America, together with the truth of a set of lives as real and precise as our own. Sweep us, up, Bonnie Nadzam, we are all yours." --Ramona Ausubel, author of No One is Here Except All of Us and A Guide to Being Born

"Set in a rural heartland town so close to death its few remaining residents mingle with ghosts, Lions is a wonderfully original and unsettling novel about the stories we tell ourselves, the lies we tell each other, and the dreams we all cling to in this place called America. Bonnie Nadzam crafts novels the way born storytellers spin yarns around the campfire, her patient, hushed voice drawing us ever closer until she's convinced us of the impossible." --Mike Harvkey, author of In the Course of Human Events

"Like some of the characters in the beautifully wrought and haunting Lions, I too have been torn between leaving the place where I was born and raised and moving elsewhere--always imagining greener pastures, so to speak. If I could write a story even half as gorgeous and alive as Nadzam's novel about familial loyalty and shattered dreams, I'd die a happy man." --Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time

"I'm so haunted by this beautiful, mesmerizing book, by its stories of ghosts and those living among them, by its suspense, its mystery, its atmosphere. Nadzam depicts these stark landscapes with a poetic sweep, with grit, with elements of the fantastical that are stunningly, vividly real." --Timothy Schaffert, author of The Swan Gondola