Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Catalogue page for "Glimmerglass"--

Clive Hicks-Jenkins,
prefatory drawing for Glimmerglass
I'm posting the catalogue page for Glimmerglass today--go here.

"I know of no writers other than Marly Youmans who has the genius to combine the spine-tingling suspense of Gothic storytelling with the immense charm, grace, glamour, realism, and simplicity of Hawthorne. Glimmerglass does more than shimmer and grip; it entertains and hypnotizes. Youmans, one of the biggest secrets of contemporary American fiction, writes with freshness and beauty." -from poet Jeffery Beam's blurb

I'll be posting more comments and images as the summer goes on...

4 comments:

  1. Very nice! I'm glad to see it's 224 pages; I was worried for some reason that it was going to be really short, like 150 pages. No, I don't know where I got that idea. I'm also glad it's coming in hardback. Those Mercer folks seem pretty good. Anyway, I look forward to the release!

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    1. Well, it isn't one of these 900+-pound monsters. I don't have the least interest in that kind of book!

      Well, Clive and I like to do projects together, and Mercer has a partnership with stellar designers. "The Throne of Psyche" got an Addy award, so I feel pretty sure this one will get something for design. It's so, so pretty.

      Hmm, you might like to send them something...

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    2. Do you know, I think I might actually have a book they might like. Hmm. I'll let you know if I so submit to them. And really, I am looking forward to Glimmerglass!

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    3. Yes, tell me; I wouldn't mind dropping them an introductory note! And good--I'm glad.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.