The Sturgeon's Heart

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$16.95  $15.76
Gibson House Press
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author
Amy E. Casey lives and writes in Wisconsin, near the cold freshwater shore of Lake Michigan. From there, she dreams up stories of quiet monsters and wild landscapes. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in Split Rock Review, Psaltery & Lyre, Club Plum, NonBinary Review, Bramble, and elsewhere. She does a large portion of her writing on a Smith Corona Classic 12 manual typewriter from 1964. The Sturgeon's Heart, her first novel, won honorable mention as Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year.
"The writing is exquisite...Wonderful characters, beautiful plotting, and a dramatic finale add up to a splendid novel."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"Amy Casey's The Sturgeon's Heart is one of the best-written debuts I've read this year: every page contains a sentence that should make you gasp with joy, and the story is as thrilling as the prose. I won't forget Casey's characters anytime soon, or the beautifully evoked landscape against which their moving story is set."--Matt Bell, author of Appleseed

"Casey does not shy away from flawed characters, but renders them honestly, tenderly, and without cynicism. The Sturgeon's Heart is intricate and beautiful. It made me long to see the shores of Lake Superior."--Cole Nagamatsu, author of We Were Restless Things "Quietly powerful and gorgeously written, The Sturgeon's Heart flickers and twists before your eyes, luring characters together in unexpected ways. This is a moving and elegant debut, well worth the read."--Valerie Laken, author of Dream House and Separate Kingdoms "The inner workings of a young man's body suddenly become visible through his skin, and the start of his nightmare draws two women on the run from their past lives together in a darkly sensual fantasy tale that comprises equal parts David Lynch and The Shape of Water. I loved the poetic weirdness and stark sense of place in this gutsy first novel, from the first fluid transformations to the somber realism of the conclusion."--Peter Robertson, author of Conclusion.