|Here's a vignette for my forthcoming long poem Thaliad|
(Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing, 11/2012.) Artwork by
Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Book design by Beth Adams,
with many surprises to come.
Thanks to poet Charlotte Innes for writing about A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage on Eratosphere, facebook, and Amazon. And what is more surprising is that each passage is a little different to fit the audience. Trust a writer! Here's one:
An Absolute Classic!,
By Charlotte Innes
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This review is from: A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (Hardcover)I have just finished reading Marly Youmans' most recent novel, "A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage," and I encourage all lovers of good fiction to pick this up for a really special reading treat. As someone who has long written reviews professionally (many newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and other periodicals), and who now begins most novels with a touch of skepticism, I was bowled over from the start by Marly Youmans' book. Her pacing, character sketching, and most of all her language is absolutely remarkable. Youmans' other life as a poet is really on show here. But the story is also moving, and the pacing good. The main character, a boy called Pip, is utterly convincing; in fact, he reminds me of many students I have taught over the years. And all the detail about Pip's travels (and travails!) as a hobo in depression-era America feels completely authentic. A gripping and moving story.
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