LAIRD HUNT Neverhome

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Neverhome

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An extraordinary novel about a wife who disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight in the Civil WarShe calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman, and a traitor to the American cause.Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home?In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts.

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Laird Hunt is the award-winning author of a book of short stories, mock parables and histories, The Paris Stories, and several novels including The Impossibly; Indiana, Indiana; The Exquisite; Ray of the Star; and Kind One, which was a finalist for both the 2013 Pen/Faulkner Award and the 2013 Pen USA Literary Award in Fiction, and the winner of a 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. His writings, reviews, and translations have appeared in the United States and abroad in, among other places, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Bomb, and Bookforum. Currently on faculty in the University of Denver's Creative Writing Program, where he edits the Denver Quarterly, he and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

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"A brilliant and breathtaking blaze of a novel" -- Clare Clark Guardian "A spare, beautiful novel, so deeply about America and the language of America that its sentences seem to rise up from the earth itself. Laird Hunt had me under his spell from the first word of Neverhome to the last. Magnificent" -- Paul Auster "Neverhome is a wondrous feat. Few novels written in English approach its linguistic verve" -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times "The Civil War has given us so many great literary works that I couldn't have imagined a new fictional approach that was both stunningly original and yet utterly natural, even inevitable. But this is just what Laird Hunt brilliantly delivers in his new novel. The key is his central character: in her voice, her personality, her yearning, she deeply touches our shared and enduring humanity. Neverhome is masterful work by one of our finest writers" -- Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain "With nothing but the simple language of well-worn words, Mr Hunt has conjured up a wholly original heroine with an utterly fresh voice... A book that deserves a wider readership." The Economist

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