Once You Go Back


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Seven Stories Press
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5.1 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.0 pounds
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About the Author

DOUGLAS A. MARTIN is the author of Branwell; Outline of My Lover (selected by Colm Toibin as International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement); They Change the Subject, a book of stories; and In the Time of Assignments, a book of poetry. Born in Virginia in 1973, and raised in Georgia, he now lives in New York City.


"Lonely, understated and heart-breaking, Once You Go Back, will haunt you like a familiar face that has emerged and then fallen back into a dream." --Mary Gaitskill

""Once You Go Back" is a poignant and semi-autobiographical novel about a young man and his quest for identity as he grows up in a dysfunctional working-class household. While Seven Stories Press is most widely known for its books on politics, human rights, and social and economic justice, the publisher continues to champion literature; "Once You Go Back" does not prevail this philosophy. Martin's highly poetic writing style is an example of high-brow literature in its prime."--"Feminist Review"

"There is a reverence in Douglas Martin's writing composed of equal parts language and love. "Outline of My Lover" strips away the dross, leaving you with the pure mood of youth."--Dale Peck

"Douglas Martin has a very beautiful voice. It is a thing of grace."--Dennis Cooper

"This volume's beautiful declarative sentences