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The Sky Below

The Sky Below

(2009)
A novel by

 
From a rising literary star "in the tradition of Carol Shields and A. S. Byatt" comes this luminous story of a contemporary man's metamorphosis.
Andrea Barrett and Michael Cunningham have lauded Stacey D'Erasmo for the beauty of her language and her ability to create worlds that leave a lasting impression. In her new novel, D'Erasmo reaches back to Ovid for inspiration in this tale of how the mythic animates our everyday lives. At thirty-seven, Gabriel Collins works halfheartedly as an obituary writer at a fading newspaper in lower Manhattan, which, since 9/11, feels like a city of the dead. This once dreamy and appealing boy has turned from a rebellious
adolescent to an adult who trades in petty crimes.His wealthy, older boyfriend is indulgent of him - to a point. But after a brush with his own mortality, Gabriel must flee to Mexico in order to put himself back together. By novel's end, we know all of Gabriel's ratty little secrets, but by dint of D'Erasmo's spectacular writing, we exult in the story of an imperfect man who - tested by a world that is often too much for him - rises to meet the challenge.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Sky Below
Author(s): Stacey D'Erasmo
ISBN: 0-618-43925-0 / 978-0-618-43925-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Sky Below
Author(s): Stacey D'Erasmo
ISBN: 0-547-33627-6 / 978-0-547-33627-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Sky Below
Author(s): Stacey D'Erasmo
Publisher: Mariner Books
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