This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire: A Memoir

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

NICK FLYNN's work--which includes Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Memoir, and the poetry collections Blind Huber and Some Ether--has been translated into thirteen languages.

Nick Flynn writes like a wicked angel--heartbreaking and challenging yes, but with an undercurrent of comfort that comes from the fact that you can trust this voice. We need this book, now more than ever.--Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina
Master of the lyric memoir, Nick Flynn has done it again. In This is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire, he weaves a hypnotic path through memory that is part nightmare, part fairy tale, part antihero's journey, and tolling at every turn with the haunting voice of a past that refuses to stay gone...If all such sobering truths could be rendered with the beauty of his sentences, we might be better able to hold them.--Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me
The enthralling performance of Nick Flynn's prose (vast, lyrical, and philosophic) takes us once again to the smoldering haunts of human loneliness and the possibility of walking with sight. Against the backdrop of a marriage seeking firm ground and fatherhood that feels, at times, Sisyphean, such a transfiguring imagination as his allows us to realize memory curates language toward understanding and no aspect of the human journey is tangential; it's full of miracles, grace, splendor, and fire.--Major Jackson, author of The Absurd Man
This latest memoir in Nick Flynn's remarkable body of work is at once tender and searing--suffused with longing, ruthless self-inquiry, intellectual rigor, and most of all, desire: desire to remember, to forget, to forge a family, to blow it all to smithereens. I read it on the edge of my seat.--Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance