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Editorial Reviews


"When We Disappear tells the story of a family and a country fallen on hard times, and burdened by the weight of the past. Lise Haines is a novelist of great empathy and penetrating insight." ~ Tom Perrotta

When We Disappear is a remarkable novel that does what only great fiction can do: it explores the profound interaction between our individual inner lives and the outer world, particularly that most immediate and influential corner of the world, family. And great fiction this is. Lise Haines has long been one of my favorite writers. When We Disappear reveals her at the peak of her prodigious power.” ~ Robert Olen Butler

When We Disappear is a singularly gorgeous meditation on the wild complexities of family life. Lise Haines is a wonder, and this is her most thrilling book to date. ~ Laura van den Berg

"I've been a fan of Lise Haines since reading her early novel Small Acts of Sex and Electricity. I must admit that I wondered if she could ever top that effort, but I'm pleased to report that in her surprising and expansive new novel When We Disappear, she has succeeded magnificently. The prose here is as energetic as in that early book, and if anything, the story and the characters are even more compelling. This is a moving piece of fiction from a writer at the zenith of her impressive powers. I loved it." ~ Steve Yarbrough

About the Author

Lise Haines is the author of Girl in the Arena (YA) a South Carolina Book Nominee; Small Acts of Sex and Electricity (adult literary), a Book Sense Pick in 2006 and one of ten "Best Book Picks for 2006" chosen by San Diego’s NPR station; and In My Sister's Country (adult literary), a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Fiction Prize. When We Disappear will be published in 2018. Haines's short stories and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals including Ploughshares, Agni, PostRoad, and The Barcelona Review, and she was a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Award. She has been Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard, and currently teaches full time as Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College. Her work has sold foreign, and film and TV rights, including an option by HBO. Haines grew up in Chicago where her parents were journalists; lived in Santa Barbara for many years; now resides in the Boston area where her daughter studies Interactive Media. In the last few years, Haines has taken research trips to Paris and several cities in Japan including her favorite, Kyoto. She has completed a new novel with the working title, Modern Love, and is at work on the next one. She will have an essay on George Harrison in an anthology on teen idols to be published by McFarland in 2018. Haines has done her share of interviews, talks, podcasts, blogging, and blog tours, and produced a book trailer. She once worked in an advertising firm.

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  • Publisher : Unbridled Books (June 5, 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1609531477
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1609531478
  • Reading age : 18 years and up
  • Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 0.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
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