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The Sky Below - by Stacey D'Erasmo (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 271

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: Stacey D'Erasmo

Language: English

Street Date: April 21, 2010
TCIN: 77265224
UPC: 9780547336275
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3373

Description

"In her conceptually brilliant, imaginative, brimming and suspenseful novel, her evocations of place are ravishing; her characters are at once richly human and magical, and their confounding predicaments are both commonplace and cosmic." --Los Angeles Times

" ...studded throughout are ringingly memorable lines, ones that make you see, hear, feel." --Boston Globe

"A beautifully written compilation of the small, strange specificities that make us each uniquely human." --Margot Kaminski, San Francisco Chronicle

"D'Erasmo's most complex and accomplished character to date...Gabriel's voice is irresistible." --New York Times Book Review (cover review)

"Intricately imagined and economically told, D'Erasmo's riddling third novel made me want to start over as soon as I reached the last page." --Bloomberg News

"THE SKY BELOW gathers narrative force as Gabe's tale becomes stranger, and as the cruel mingles with the tender in a way that startles and abrades. Cather, I think, would have been shocked and intrigued by this accomplished book." -- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"D'Erasmo writes beautifully, her sentences urgent, whispery, holding their breath as Gabe does, waiting for magic." --The Star-Tribune (Minneapolis)

"Part magical realism and part acid trip, The Sky Below is the stuff that dreams are made of." --Zink Magazine

"Rich in detail, with expertly spun sentences, this is a novel for connoisseurs of words." --Elle

"After two earlier, likable efforts, D'Erasmo moves to the top of her craft with THE SKY BELOW --She is an expert at listening to human nature." --Town & Country

"Stacey D'Erasmo has made a name for herself as a serious prose artist who describes tilted people with a level gaze." -- Newsday

"Gabe's story is both plausible and fantastic; even when reality is stretched thread-thin, it's engaging, thanks to Stacey D'Erasmo's prose, which manages to be both elegant and economical." -- New York Observer

"Hard-nosed but lyrical, unsentimental but moving, mythical but modern, The Sky Below is a precisely calibrated balancing act. It tells the story of a man who must stop living in a fantasy world, yet it never loses touch with the value of art and magic." -- Time Out New York

"...could be her breakthrough, a book that moves back and forth between the real world and the elaborate layers of its characters' inner life." -- Los Angeles Times

"...you can feel D'Erasmo's maturity and intelligence in this textured and vivid portrait of contemporary life." -- The Advocate

"...full of brilliant, uncanny elements that intersect in ways both puzzling and true." --Bookforum

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