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The Stars Are Not Yet Bells

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The Stars Are Not Yet Bells by Hannah Lillith Assadi
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Jan 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780593458570 | 337 Minutes

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Praise for The Stars Are Not Yet Bells:

“The beauty of Assadi’s prose and the splendid depiction of a love that transcends death make for a singular rendition of an oft-told story. This will leave readers undone.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A haunting elegy for loss, desire, and memory.” Kirkus

“A prophetic fever dream sprung from a singular imagination. Hannah Lillith Assadi is an incomparable stylist and a fearless storyteller. This novel is a lush, addicting, daring wonder.”
Claire Vaye Watkins, author of I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

“A luminous and deeply moving portrait of the end of life and the persistence of desire. While Hannah Lillith Assadi’s characters are forced to deny the truth of themselves and who they love, in her assured hands the extraordinary beauty of life and love and the natural world is never lost.”
JoAnne Tompkins, author of What Comes After

The Stars Are Not Yet Bells is a heartbreaking and profoundly visionary book. Hannah Assadi movingly renders the kaleidoscopic nature of memory—revealing not only one woman’s disordered heart and mind, but the way our consciousness recombines shards of memory to create a glittering, prismatic view of a life. I wanted to stay in Assadi’s shimmering sentences for as long as I could.” —Emily Fridlund, author of History of Wolves

“A rich, mesmerizing novel, in which waves of overlapping memory erode the landscape of a woman’s life until only feeling remains—both in the story and in the reader.” —Simon Van Booy, author of The Illusion of Separateness

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