Orion's Daughters by Courtney Elizabeth MaukOrion's Daughters by Courtney Elizabeth Mauk

Orion's Daughters

byCourtney Elizabeth Mauk

Paperback | May 6, 2014

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It's clear to me that Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is going to be an important new voice of her generation."-Dan Chaon, author ofAwait Your Reply andStay AwakeA postcard arrives straight out of her past, forcing Carrie to confront her commune upbringing alongside Amelia, the almost-sister she worshipped and lost. Desperate to keep her daughter close as her marriage disintegrates, Carrie must come to understand how the choices made by a well-meaning but misguided community have defined her life since, and threaten to forever.Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of the novelSpark. Her short work has appeared in theLiterary Review,PANK, andFiveChapters, among others. She is an assistant editor atBarrelhouse and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and the Juilliard School. She lives in Manhattan, New York, with her husband. "
Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is the author of the novelSpark. Her short work has appeared inThe Literary Review, PANK, andFiveChapters, among others. She is an assistant editor atBarrelhouse and teaches at The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and The Juilliard School. She lives in Manhattan with her husband.
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Title:Orion's DaughtersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.01 × 5.34 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:8.01 × 5.34 × 0.7 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Engine BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938126947

ISBN - 13:9781938126949

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Mauk's second venture is a nuanced character study that draws the reader into its compelling, unique world."-Kristine Huntley,Booklist'A haunting and lyrically told book about friendship and the shadows the past hold over the present.'-David Gutkowsky,Largehearted Boy"Lean, muscular, poetic,Orion's Daughters explores the age-old hunger to re-invent Eden (in this case as a rural Ohio commune) and the marks left on two girls shaped by Edenic isolation and ideals. The novel has the heartbeat of a mystery, and I turned pages rapidly, desperate to know the outcome yet at the same time holding back so as to drink in each precise, resonant phrase."-Pamela Erens, author ofThe Virgins"Courtney Elizabeth Mauk knows exactly how America looks, and how it feels behind closed doors. At the Ohio commune ofOrion's Daughters, taboos become comforting and familiar relationships strange, but a friendship between two girls is as powerful as ever. An elegant, haunting book about who we were as children and who we have become."-Katherine Hill, author ofThe Violet Hour'A spectacular evocation of isolation and idealism-and the danger of pursuing both with too much ardor. Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is an exquisite, sharp-eyed stylist andOrion's Daughters is a gorgeous meditation on the enduring power of friendship and what happens to a person when the ghosts of their childhood threaten to overwhelm them.'-Laura van den Berg, author ofThe Isle of Youth "