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White Nights in Split Town City

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UPC: 9780991360840
Author: Annie DeWitt
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Published: August 2016
  • Publisher: Tyrant Books (August 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991360842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991360840
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Both coming-of-age story and cautionary tale. In her mother's absence, Jean is torn between the adult world and her surreal fantasies of escape as she and Fender build a fort to survey the rumors of their town.

Reviews

"White Nights is the study of a failing family—how it is dismantled from within, how it is threatened by the world outside. DeWitt steers headlong into the most intimate and uncomfortable aspects of this disintegration." –BookForum

"DeWitt's novel is a powerful and haunting debut from an author who has an ear for lyricism and an eye on what is hidden just beneath the surface." –Publishers Weekly

"A stunning achievement that feels like a new classic in the coming of age genre, pushing the usual boundaries with every exact and envisaging sentence." –Electric Literature

"Wild, often violent, and jarringly beautiful." –Interview Magazine

"White Nights in Split Town City is the story of what it means to feel desired and plugged in to what surrounds us, and how this informs our identities from a very, young age." –Los Angeles Review of Books

"Annie DeWitt’s work represents a sort of minimalism comparable to such writers as Amy Hempel and Christine Schutt." –The Believer

"DeWitt’s first 'slender storm of a novel' White Nights in Split Town City lands on the scene with a fury worthy of a cowboy western." –The Millions


"White Nights is the study of a failing family―how it is dismantled from within, how it is threatened by the world outside. DeWitt steers headlong into the most intimate and uncomfortable aspects of this disintegration." –BookForum

"DeWitt's novel is a powerful and haunting debut from an author who has an ear for lyricism and an eye on what is hidden just beneath the surface." –Publishers Weekly

"A stunning achievement that feels like a new classic in the coming of age genre, pushing the usual boundaries with every exact and envisaging sentence." –Electric Literature

"Wild, often violent, and jarringly beautiful." –Interview Magazine

"White Nights in Split Town City is the story of what it means to feel desired and plugged in to what surrounds us, and how this informs our identities from a very, young age." –Los Angeles Review of Books

"Annie DeWitt’s work represents a sort of minimalism comparable to such writers as Amy Hempel and Christine Schutt." –The Believer

"DeWitt’s first 'slender storm of a novel' White Nights in Split Town City lands on the scene with a fury worthy of a cowboy western." –The Millions

About the Author

Annie DeWitt is a fiction writer, essayist and critic. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in fiction from Columbia School of The Arts. She teaches in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program at Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Believer, Tin House, Guernica, Esquire, NOON (where an excerpt of this novel first appeared), BOMB, Electric Literature, and The American Reader, amongst others. Her story, “Influence,” which first appeared in Esquire’s Napkin Fiction Project was recently anthologized in Short: An International Anthology, edited by Alan Ziegler (Persea, 2014). DeWitt was a co-founding editor of Gigantic, a literary journal of short prose and art carried throughout the U.S. and abroad. She currently pens a bimonthly nonfiction column about art, literature, film and criticism for The Believer, called “Various Paradigms.”