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Bleaker House by Nell Stevens
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Feb 06, 2018 | ISBN 9781101972861

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“As funny as it is poignant.” —Lena Dunham

“A mesmerizing literary levitation act. . . . [Bleaker House] swirls text, subtext, and context into a single narrative.” —Vogue
“A literary feast. . . . an inventive memoir about a young writer’s struggle to find her literary footing.” —NPR

“[A] meditative, engagingly comic reflection. . . . [Stevens] discovers not just the pains and pleasures of the artistic process, but the power of leaving one’s life behind for the sake of self-discovery. —Harper’s Bazaar

“A book that’s simultaneously smart, lively and even, at points, unhinged. . . . Stevens charts a path of personal and professional exploration tinged with both sadness and humor.” —Jezebel
“An honest portrait of writerly neurosis.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the most original, entertaining, and thought-provoking books I have ever read about the difficulty of writing a book.” —Rebecca Mead,
Bleaker House is so riveting and so much fun to read, I would have loved it even if it hadn’t also been innovative and brilliant. Nell Stevens is an excellent writer, as well as great company, and I can’t wait to read every book she writes.” —Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Blue Plate Special
“Fresh and spirited. . . . [A] delightful literary debut.” —Kirkus Reviews
“An entertaining, perverse and singular book.” —The Observer
“[Stevens] encounters not only an eccentric cast of outsiders but also the furious demands of her own creative self, in this true-life chronicle of loneliness and renewal.” —
“Quirky and engaging. . . . A captivating portrait of the creative life.” —BookPage
“A romp of a book, a genre-defying feat of the imagination, and a pure pleasure to read.” —Alison Pick, author of Far to Go and Between Gods
“A picaresque, recognisably human tale of a young woman’s failure to follow through on the glaringly unrealistic goals she set herself.” —Evening Standard
“Stevens writes with considerable charm and winning honesty.” —The Guardian
“The perfect read for anyone who has ever considered themselves ‘a writer.’” —The Sunday Times Style Magazine (London)
“Hilarious and original, charming and engaging. I loved it.” —Rebecca Wait, author of The Followers and The View on the Way Down
“An enthralling reflection on writing. . . . [A] confiding, edgy and ever-so-slightly horrifying book which I enjoyed so much I wolfed it in one sitting.” —Caroline Sanderson, Daily Express
“It’s comforting to know that even without any of the distractions of normal life, even at the ends of the Earth, you can still end up whistling in the wind.” —Daily Mail
“[A] whimsical, good-humored, yearning-filled, thought-provoking read.” —

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