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All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost

(2010)
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A haunting story of art, ambition, love, and friendship by a writer of elegant, exacting prose.

At the renowned writing school in Bonneville, every student is simultaneously terrified of and attracted to the charismatic and mysterious poet and professor Miranda Sturgis, whose high standards for art are both intimidating and inspiring. As two students, Roman and Bernard, strive to win her admiration, the lines between mentorship, friendship, and love are blurred.

Roman's star rises early, and his first book wins a prestigious prize. Meanwhile, Bernard labors for years over a single poem. Secrets of the past begin to surface, friendships are broken, and Miranda continues to cast a shadow over their lives. What is the hidden burden of early promise? What are the personal costs of a life devoted to the pursuit of art? All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost is a brilliant evocation of the demands of ambition and vocation, personal loyalty and poetic truth.

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"All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost offers a starkly honest portrait of people caught up in the drive to write and of the personal bargains and self-deceptions that such an ambition can entail. Lan Samantha Chang was brave to write this book, to turn her novelist's eye onto a world she knows intimately, and her bravery pays off in the unflinching final scenes." - Adam Haslett

"Lucy, Roman, Bernard, and Miranda are characters you won't soon forget. In their passionate, demanding, wrecked, and joyous literary lives, they thrive on their belief in language's absolute authority. This deeply affecting--and elegant--novel by Lan Samantha Chang definitely offers what Leonard Cohen calls his whole career in song: All day and night, versions of the erotic. I wish I could live long enough to discover this novel in an attic trunk a hundred years in the future, and exclaim, so this is what 'poetic education' really meant." - Howard Norman

"What a lovely, fierce book about love, betrayal, loss, and time's dominion over us all. Fleet, preternaturally attuned to the ebb and flow of personal history, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost is, well, unforgettable. Lan Samantha Chang sees deeply into her characters, right down to their souls, but she wields her intelligence with the compassion of a master." - Scott Spencer


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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost: A Novel
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 0-393-06306-2 / 978-0-393-06306-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost: A Novel
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 0-393-34056-2 / 978-0-393-34056-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
ISBN: 1-61573-560-7 / 978-1-61573-560-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost: A Novel
Author(s): Lan Samantha Chang
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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