After The Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, A Daughter's Search by Sarah PerryAfter The Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, A Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry

After The Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, A Daughter's Search

bySarah Perry

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

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SARAH PERRY holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Columbia University, where she served as publisher of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art and was a member of the journal's nonfiction editorial board. She is the recipient of a Writers' Fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and a Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, and has attended residencies at Norton Island in Maine and PLAYA in Oregon. Perry's prose has appeared in Blood & Thunder magazine and Bluestockings Literary Journal. She lives in Brooklyn.Stunning." - Entertainment Weekly
"Raw and perfect." - Laura Miller, Slate "Heartbreaking yet hopeful." - Samantha Irby, Marie Claire A fierce memoir of a mother's murder, a daughter's coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life. When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an ev...
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Title:After The Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, A Daughter's SearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.29 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544302656

ISBN - 13:9780544302655

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A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick After The Eclipse is a tragedy set in motion by the vicious murder of a plucky young woman, the author's mother. It's a tender elegy for her too, and for the life she made with and for her daughter. Crystal Perry was much more than a victim, and Sarah Perry gives her vibrant life here. She does the same for the small, working class Maine town they both grew up in: the woes passed down through generations; the feelings (rage and guilt, grief), acted out but mostly unspoken. Perry writes with unerring power and hard-won wisdom." - Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Negroland: A Memoir "What strikes me so strongly about this excellent memoir is that-considering the subject matter-the writer was able to organize it at all. It's sometimes disarmingly astute, and what it says about the ties that bind, at the same moment they sometimes get stretched way beyond capacity, elaborates not just this singular drama, but provides a painful , and wincingly real, statement about class in America." - Ann Beattie, award-winning author of The State We're In: Maine Stories, The New Yorker Stories, and more " After the Eclipse, Perry's beautifully wrought account of her mother's murder, is a profoundly important book. In this gripping tale of the search for the killer, Perry examines the issues her mother faced in her brief life: poverty, the search for home and, most importantly, the deadly and all-too-common issue of violence against women. Part memoir, part true crime, Eclipse is a clear-eyed, captivating portrait of a life cut short. With this book, Perry writes her mother back into the world." - Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals "Sarah Perry's book is smooth, beautiful and breathtaking. I can't quite get over it-her mastery of the language, the narrative, and the landscape of the devastated heart." - Roxana Robinson, author of Cost and Sparta "The deeply personal memoir examines our obsession with female violence while telling the account of her mother's murder in the small town of Bridgton, Maine. It'll give you chills." - Hello Giggles "[Perry] wonderfully evokes her mother even as she struggles to unravel the mystery of her death? Perry's memoir is a testament to one child's ability to survive the unspeakable, one woman's ability to recapture what was lost, and a fascinating small-town mystery with breathtaking revelations at the end." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "In an accomplished debut memoir, a daughter struggles to understand the life of her mother, who was murdered when the author was 12? deft pacing and vivid portraits result in an absorbing mystery and a forthright memoir of abiding grief." - KIRKUS REVIEWS "