In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

By: Bell, Matt

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312pp. 8vo. in custom slipcase, with dustjacket. Signed by author. Author's debut novel, is Volume 40 in the Powell's Book Indiespensable series. Book is tight, unread, unclipped, unmarked, and is still in its slipcased and shrink wrapped form. Includes the Indiespensable Books author interview booklet.

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"For readers weary of literary fiction that dutifully obeys the laws of nature, here's a story that stirs the Brothers Grimm and Salvador Dali with its claws . . . as gorgeous as it is devastating."
--The Washington Post

In this epic, mythical debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion of their homeland for a distant and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply, to fish the lake, to trap the nearby woods, and build a house upon the dirt where they can raise a family. But as their every pregnancy fails, the child-obsessed husband begins to rage at this new world: the song-spun objects somehow created by his wife's beautiful singing voice, the giant and sentient bear that rules the beasts of the woods, the second moon weighing down the fabric of their starless sky, and the labyrinth of memory dug into the earth beneath their house.

This novel, from one of our most exciting young writers, is a powerful exploration of the limits of parenthood and marriage--and of what happens when a marriage's success is measured solely by the children it produces, or else the sorrow that marks their absence.

Title: In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

Author Name: Bell, Matt

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 2013

ISBN Number: 1616952539

ISBN Number 13: 9781616952532

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001607