O Fallen Angel

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Harper Perennial
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4.9 X 7.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Kate Zambreno is also the author of two novels and three books of nonfiction. She lives in New York and teaches writing at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of the debut novel Dora: A Headcase, and the memoir The Chronology of Water, as well as three books of short fiction and a critical book on war and narrative, Allegories of Violence.


"Reading Kate Zambreno's first novel... is like getting a dose of electroshock therapy-a galvanizing current of electricity straight into the brain... O Fallen Angelis blackly funny and brutal, a radical and clear-sighted antidote for banality and complacency. "--Staff Picks, Paris Review
"But for all its dank humor and brutal dissection of the nuclear family, O Fallen Angel is also a philosophical novel, deeply concerned with the problem of freedom."--Electric Literature
"In Zambreno's vision, Trumpism is a disease that's intertwined with a quintessential American illness, both mental and physical, and a denial of corporeal reality-sex and death in particular-at its root. (I recommend it thoroughly)."--Flavorwire
"Zambreno isn't writing to change your life, and she isn't writing to revolutionize the plight of women. She is writing to change the way you experience a story. She is writing to hit you in the gut in the very best way."--Chicago Review of Books
"Embracing the didactic language of parable while turning it on its head, Zambreno's punchy, matter-of-fact, repetitive sentences belie repressed emotional truths... The effect is a poetic visit to Middle America, one that's more likely to expose hypocrisies than generate empathy."--Huffington Post, Book of the Week
"The book is visceral and astonishing-there are not many writers like Zambreno out there."--Bookriot
"Delirious, uncanny, the tragedy is ecstatic, each sentence pushes you to the next, each chapter to the following. This is the page-turner of experimental work."--The Paris Review
"... the timing of O Fallen Angel's re-release fuckedly transitions it from Sad Girl Cult Classic to Great American Novel in écriture féminine."--Sam Cohen, Weird Sister