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Here Until August

Audiobook
Fiction: Literary
Unabridged   5 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/08/2019

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Here Until August

Stories

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684574735
Digital Download ISBN:9781684574728

Summary

From the Catskills to New South Wales, from the remote and abandoned island outports of Newfoundland to the sprawl of a North American metropolis, the transformative stories in Here Until August show how the places where we choose to live our lives can just as easily turn us inward as outward.

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Product Description

The stories in Here Until August follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are traveling beyond the boundaries of their known worlds. These are people who move with the seasons. We meet them negotiating reluctant or cowardly departures, navigating uncertain returns, or biding the disquieting calm that so often precedes moments of decisive action.

In one story, an agoraphobic French émigré compulsively watches disturbing footage from the other side of the world as she attempts to keep a dog named Chavez out of trouble. In another, a young couple weather the interiority of a Montreal winter, more attuned to the illicit goings-on of their neighbors than to their own hazy, unfolding futures. Other stories play out against the fictional counterparts of iconic Australian and American locales, places that are recognizable but set just beyond the brink of familiarity: flooded townships and distant islands, sunlit woodlands or paths made bright by ice, places of unpredictable access and spaces scrubbed from maps.

From the Catskills to New South Wales, from the remote and abandoned island outports of Newfoundland to the sprawl of a North American metropolis, these transformative stories show how the places where we choose to live our lives can just as easily turn us inward as outward.

Reviews/Praise

"Revelatory . . . Rowe's shape shifting, capturing the nuances of different nationalities effortlessly, is almost as remarkable as the precise, delicate, and frequently witty prose . . . Pitch-perfect examinations of place and psyche from a writer to watch closely." ―Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

"Rowe’s richly interiorized characterizations and muscular prose, of the condensed and economic variety that manages to say a lot with a little, herald her exciting U.S. entrée." ―Booklist

“Balancing poetic language with unsentimental observation, [Rowe] brings a fierce, inventive vision to her themes of family, legacy, and survival.” ―Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Josephine Rowe has been named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelists. Her debut novel, A Loving, Faithful Animal, was long-listed for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and selected as a New York Times Editors' Choice.