Outer Sunset

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University of Iowa Press
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5.43 X 8.43 X 0.87 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Mark Ernest Pothier received a Nelson Algren Literary Award, and is the former public information officer for the California Council for the Humanities. He lives in San Francisco.


"It's rare for a novel to probe the psyches of its characters as deeply as Mark Ernest Pothier does in Outer Sunset. Many writers don't even suspect such depths exist. They do, though, and here's the proof."--Richard Russo, author, Empire Falls

"The father and daughter at the heart of this beautiful novel entirely captured mine. Mark Ernest Pothier has written an affecting story, both serious and funny, about a self-sufficient middle-aged man who finds himself suddenly confronted with the messy work of love and forgiveness in the face of looming mortality. I read it with a sense of quiet urgency and finished it with great satisfaction."--Julia Glass, author, Three Junes

"Outer Sunset traces one solitary man's late reawakening and rediscovery of what was and still is best in his life. Mark Ernest Pothier's debut is a wise and gentle meditation on last chances and the power of hope."--Stewart O'Nan, author, Emily, Alone

"Outer Sunset is elegant but not showy, straightforward but not simple, serious but not humorless. Its subjects--money, disease, divorce, death, belief--are laid out in a pattern as complex as the layers of San Francisco life that every page of this novel reveals. The characters are complex too, rich and full of mystery and revelations and surprises. This is a deeply pleasurable and satisfying read."--Valerie Sayers, author, The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories

"Beautiful and touching, Outer Sunset tells a stirring father-daughter tale about facing impending loss with faith, hope, forgiveness, and healing."--Foreword, starred review