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What Becomes Us by [Perks, Micah]
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"Micah Perks' book has everything a reader could hope for -- her language is lively, her characters appealing. Set in a storied landscape, with themes of independence and community. Romance! History! Food! Plus a tale to tell and some surprising people to tell it. There is real magic here. Micah magic! Completely original, completely delightful."

- Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


“Micah Perk's wonderful and surprising new novel proves that the life of a small-town schoolteacher can be by turns comic, dramatic, joyful, and violent.”

- Alison Lurie


"I've been obsessed with Mary Rowlandson for 20 years, and was delighted to find that Micah Perks writes about her with fireworks. This is a warm, wild, hilarious, eccentric and moving book."

- Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies and Arcadia


"No matter where we come from, we all get born again American. Micah Perks is our literary doula working beside the midwives who haunt our American beginnings: Mary Rowlandson, Queen Weetamoo, and civil disobedient missionary Ma -- rebirthing us even as we are fetal captives in generational cycles of puritanical pioneering and savagery. We emerge with insatiable hunger, innocent and corruptible, and Micah Perks, with gentle wit and deft storytelling, coaxes us to love and song."

- Karen Tei Yamashita, author of I Hotel


"Micah Perks is one of the most radiantly original writers around. WHAT BECOMES US, exhilarating and terrifying, is a novel I love for its wild beauty, its offbeat inventiveness, its effervescent language, and the artfulness with which it has been shaped. This is a brilliant novel."

- Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen


"Every once in a while a book not only takes us on a journey, it transports us. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had fully entered this world. The characters are so finely drawn, the story so well told―I felt as if I was carrying a candle through a landscape haunted by Shirley Jackson. A little bit gothic, wonderfully strange, delightfully spooky. A unique love story nested in a Pandora’s box of wonder. WHAT BECOMES US is bedazzling."

- Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red



About the Author

Micah Perks is the author of a novel, We Are Gathered Here, a memoir, Pagan Time, and a long personal essay from Shebooks, Alone In The Woods. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, The Toast, OZY and The Rumpus, amongst many journals and anthologies. She has won an NEA, five Pushcart Prize nominations, and the New Guard Machigonne 2014 Fiction Prize. She received her BA and MFA from Cornell University and now lives with her family in Santa Cruz where she co-directs the creative writing program at UCSC. More info and work at micahperks.com

Product details

  • File Size: 615 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Publisher: Outpost19 (October 4, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LW2MND1
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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