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Indelicacy: A Novel by [Amina Cain]
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About the Author

Amina Cain is the author of two collections of short fiction, Creature and I Go to Some Hollow. Her essays and short stories have appeared in n+1, the Paris Review Daily, BOMB, Full Stop, Vice, the Believer Logger, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles and is a contributing editor at BOMB.

Lauren Ezzo is a Chicago-based audiobook narrator and commercial voice talent. A Michigan native and Hope College alumna, she has recorded over 100 titles and garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"In Indelicacy we meet a woman who spends time studying landscape paintings and then walking inside the landscapes where she lives. She looks at a landscape then moves inside another, and as we read it begins to seem that the landscapes in paintings and in fiction are eerily the same. In a deeply pleasing way, reading this novel is a bit like standing in a painting, a masterful study of light and dark, inside and out, freedom and desire. Amina Cain is one of my favorite writers. I loved reading this book." ―Danielle Dutton, author of Margaret the First

"To read Amina Cain's Indelicacy is akin to donning magnifying spectacles that distill a woman's past into modern reality, these lucid and uncanny lenses remaining on the eye far beyond her pages." ―Josephine Foster, musical artist

"With simplicity and wisdom, Amina Cain's Indelicacy strips away the clutter of the modern novel, leaving only her narrator’s concentrated attention and yearning. As a tribute to the history of its own form, Indelicacy manages to expand our ideas of both the classic and the contemporary." ―Tim Kinsella, music-maker and author of Sunshine on an Open Tomb

"Acutely observed, Indelicacy is an exquisite jewel box of a novel with the passion and vitality found only in such rare and necessary works as The Hour of the Star and The Days of Abandonment. Through this timeless examination of solitude, art, and friendship, Amina Cain announces herself as one of the most intriguing writers of our time." ―Patty Yumi Cottrell, author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

"Amina Cain's diligence, patience, and clarity of vision are unparalleled. This is a writer profoundly aware of the impact and import of silence. Her sentences echo long after they’ve landed on the page. Keep your eyes peeled for Indelicacy." ―Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, author of Call Me Zebra

"Indelicacy is a novel like the tolling of a great bell. It will move your heart. Amina Cain's writing is the rarest kind: it creates not only new scenes and characters, but new feelings." ―Sofia Samatar, author of Winged Histories

"I was spellbound by Amina Cain’s Indelicacy, partly because it is a lucid novel about human relationships, the soul, art, and change; partly because it is an intelligent yet raw tale about what ruptures are required to grow room for oneself; partly because of its witty juxtaposition of good and bad; but mostly because it is deeply original, like nothing I've ever read before." ― Gunnhild Øyehaug, author of Wait, Blink

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B07RZFD9Z9
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2020)
  • Publication date : February 11, 2020
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2668 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 178 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.6 out of 5 stars 101 ratings

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Ralph Blumenau
2.0 out of 5 stars Too idiosyncretic for my taste
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning - a must read
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3.0 out of 5 stars A very thoughtful, unhurried story that felt like it had a lot to say
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