Praise for Herself When She's Missing
"Poetic, heartrending, and sometimes even funny, Rosenblum’s first novel is an exceptional, unique portrait of love, obsession, and codependence." Booklist
"Sarah Terez Rosenblum’s powerful novel is gentle and elegant. Her characters exhibit their wanton souls in a poetic way that never feels poetic, for they are as real-life as they are still-life; they are breathing on the page, even." Victor DeLorenzo, founding member of "Violent Femmes"
Herself When She’s Missing explores the irrationality of sex with uncommon wit and fearlessness. I can never resist the story of a bad romance and this one grabbed me by the collar and dragged me through a love-sick mind's tilted, temporally disordered terrain. Don't forget to drink a glass of water and eat a protein bar before reading. This book might leave you faint.” Sara Levine, author of Treasure Island!!!
"Herself When She’s Missing is full of surprises, ingenious linguistic and typographical twists, but far more important the authentic feel of a young woman discovering herself and what she needs (and doesn’t need) in her life. This is a thoroughly delightful debut, full of energy and wit." Rosellen Brown
Sarah Terez Rosenblum's Herself When She's Missing marks the emergence of a riveting and beautifully strange new voice in American fiction. And Andrea and The Criminal Mastermind are unforgettable characters. I especially love Andrea because she jogs in cemeteries. The book made me feel more alive, I can't ask for much more from any novel.” Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love
"Herself When She's Missing collects and catalogues our only chances against everything rising like dark water to fill dining rooms and float away dishware. Andrea, quick-smart and nimble, not gifted with farfetched impossible qualities like courage or willpower, counts off both what is and isn't required to make it to tomorrow. Put her on all your lists and avoid the wrong side of hers." Janet Desaulniers, author of What You've Been Missing