Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Earthquake [Paperback]

Our Price $ 7.00  
Retail Value $ 10.00  
You Save $ 3.00  (30%)  
Item Number 247806  
Buy New $7.00
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Earthquake by Susan Barnes...

"The second I finished reading Earthquake, without even thinking, I began reading it again. The prose has a lovely tidal pull. It's lyrical, vivid, stark, beautifully contained, dark, unblinking, and lulling. A pure and durable stream of coming-of-age vignettes. Earthquake is lush yet gritty, wondrously detailed yet written so cleanly. The book is a gem, and I use the term gem almost literally. The prose seems to have found its ideal voice, like a diamond formed at great depths in the earth, under intense pressure, and is fully alive, a sparkling artifact of compressed energy."-Amy Gerstler

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   76
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 5" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Turtle Point Press
ISBN  1933527110  
ISBN13  9781933527116  

Availability  0 units.

More About Susan Barnes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Susan Barnes spent her childhood in Alaska and Massachusetts. After years of traveling with her children, Kate and Ezra, she received her MFA in Painting from SUNY, Buffalo. She taught for several years at Cooper Union before moving to Pouch Cove, Newfoundland. She now lives and works in Biddeford, Maine.

Susan Barnes was born in 1950.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General

Reviews - What do customers think about Earthquake?

Poetic but not necessarily literary  Feb 21, 2008
Poet Simon Pettet, on the back cover, called this slim book, "A delightful coming-of-age memoir in which childhood's unflinching, candid appraisal creates hallucinogenic calm." An interesting observation, and one I can agree with up to a point -- I think the prose is dreamlike and a bit untethered to reality, and there is a calmness to the overall tone of the book, but it don't believe it ever reaches those heights of transcendence and disembodiment that Pettet suggests. Instead, it's a string of anecdotes and real-life vignettes that are delivered by well-crafted, highly deliberate sentence structures, which evoke interest but not connectivity between reader and subject. Susan and her three sisters, enigmatic father and non-descript mother, who all live in Alaska during the 1950s, are composites of characters, not fully-realized, breathing people with lives off the page. Again, the writing is strong, the images evocative and stirring at times, but the book begs to be longer than it is, with less anecdotal ditties and more depth and breadth of life. A pleasant diversion, but not a book that stays with you for long.
The best book ever printed  Feb 14, 2008
This is a must-read from possibly the greatest unknown author of our time. Brilliant!

Write your own review about Earthquake

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Earthquake

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy