Product Details

$15.95  $14.83
Nightboat Books
Publish Date
5.4 X 7.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.39 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Born in Virginia and raised in Georgia, Douglas A. Martin moved to New York at 25 and now resides in Brooklyn. Douglas's writing spans fiction and nonfiction, traversing poetry and prose. Martin's works have been translated into Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese. Past books include: Once You Go Back (Lambda Award nomination in the Gay Memoir/Biography category), Branwell (Ferro-Grumley Award finalist), a book of stories, and volumes of poetry. An early autofiction, Outline of My Lover, was named an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part by the Forsythe Company for their ballet and live film "Kammer/Kammer." Publications with Nightboat Books include a book-length essay and lyric study, Acker, and the triptych of novellas, Your Body Figured.


"This heartbreaking story of patricide will move readers with its startling notes of empathy."--Publishers Weekly "Wolf is a horror story, a love story, story of survival, of parenting and of coming of age. It manages to be so many contradictory things by a-newly creating the English language--by making a brand new English that is both alienating and intimate. It is a marvel."--Tiphanie Yanique "There is a reverence in Douglas Martin's writing composed of equal parts language and love."--Dale Peck "Personal when he needs to be and clinical when his investigation calls for it, Martin acts as the perfect counterpoint to Acker's all caps bombast."--Maggie Nelson "Expressing truths that transcend the stolid facts of conventional biography and literary analysis, Douglas A Martin reveals how the act of writing is also, always, an act of self-authorship, of identity destruction and creation."--Astra Taylor