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And Every Day Was Overcast (Paperback) (Paul Kwiatkowski)

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"This illustrated novel about growing up poor near the swamps of South Florida has a lurid vibrancy."New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide, Dwight GarnerA completely original and clearheaded voice.”Ira Glass, host of This American Life"We finish And Every Day Was Overcast in a delirious state of disassociation, not unlike the kids whose lives it seeks to evoke. . . The shabby suburbs of [South Florida] may not be unknown to us, but Kwiatkowski’s ruthless excavation give us a new language by which we hear stories that might otherwise go unheard."The Los Angeles Times, David Ulin"This is a dark and uplifting, visceral and thoughtful, frightening and refreshingly honest book." -High TimesPhoto-Eye Best Books of 2013 (Selected by Doug Rickard)A tale of trailer parks, drugs and teenage construction and destruction, Paul K has brought forth an American diary hugely personal and partially universal. Through skillfully written prose and raw imagery that's authored, found and stolen, we witness the protagonist's young life on display. It's not pretty nor should it be. A scrapbook of intention and carefully put together pieces, we witness elation and pain and the special concoction of America's Florida’ in all its glory.”Kwiatkowski’s novel succeeds in doing much more than simply conveying the isolated experiences of one idle teenager with a penchant for drugs, ****** and reckless sexual encounters. Through a marriage of images and words, the novel illustrates the result of adolescent malaise against Florida’s eerie, subtropical backdrop."Fault Magazine"And Every Day Was Overcast available in paper form, digital form and as unique iPad edition (with accompanying soundtrack), is an autobiographical and exhilarating pursuit of the author’s adolescence in the gritty suburban South Florida of the 1990s . . Our new favorite NSFW coffee table book."I Love Fake Magazine"With aesthetic conviction comparable to that of Harmony Korine, this alternative novel is sure to have you nostalgic and reaching for the cheapest brand of beer you ever got your teenage hands on."NylonI can count on my fingers the number of great books that seamlessly mix photographs and literary text in a compelling way. Paul Kwiatkowski’sAnd Every Day is Overcast not only achieves this rare feat, he does so with an artistry that makes the achievement nearly invisible. . . A landmark in visual storytelling.”Alec SothOut of South Florida's lush and decaying suburban landscape bloom the delinquent magic and chaotic adolescence ofAnd Every Day Was Overcast. Paul Kwiatkowski's arresting photographs amplify a novel of profound vision and vulnerability. Drugs, teenage cruelty, wonder, and the screen-flickering worlds of
Number of Pages: 277.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Paul Kwiatkowski
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2013
TCIN: 16051755
UPC: 9781936787074
Item Number (DPCI): 248-96-9702

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