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What Burns

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What Burns by Dale Peck
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Nov 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781641290821
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Praise for What Burns

The Millions Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019

“[Peck’s] first volume of short fiction, explores some of life’s darker corners in eight well-crafted tales written over the past 20 years.”
—Shelf Awareness

“Stories like these find Peck in fine, counterintuitive form, spinning fiction from the most unlikely and captivating premises.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Peck is a brave, bold writer who disallows a safe, predictable reading experience. The final line of a story often cracks it open in unanticipated ways.”
—Booklist

“Peck writes beautifully about all types of desires people encounter . . . This is an evocative collection.”
—Publishers Weekly

Praise for Dale Peck

 
“You’d think it has been done before but it really hasn’t—the perfectly crafted, haunting and heartbreaking, raw, funny, unblinking yet merciful art novel.”
—Marlon James
 
Night Soil is a novel about art, genius, capitalism, and the uncomfortable, full of the pleasures of the unbeautiful and the broken, from the only genius I know who could write it and live. An incisive, shrewd meditation on just what marks the limits of the human heart, and why.”
—Alexander Chee
 
“An astonishing work of emotional wisdom . . . Peck has galvanized his reputation as one of the most eloquent voices of his generation.”
—The New York Times
 
“The prose is so unobtrusively graceful that it may take you a while to notice how beautiful it is . . . Peck is as piercing on old age as on youth, as comfortable writing about women’s bodies as about men’s.”
—The New Yorker
 
“Few writers have Dale Peck’s nerve. He writes without secrets, packing his novels with the intimacies of his life, his family, his sexuality . . . There is an extraordinary sense of the risk and adventure of writing in every page of this novel.”
—The Nation

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