Lidia Yuknavitch - Verge: Stories

Join us on Wednesday, February 5th, as we welcome Lidia Yuknavitch with her latest fiction, Verge.

A fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction.

An eight-year-old trauma victim is enlisted as an underground courier, rushing frozen organs through the alleys of Eastern Europe. A young janitor transforms discarded objects into a fantastical, sprawling miniature city until a shocking discovery forces him to rethink his creation. A brazen child tells off a pack of schoolyard tormentors with the spirited invention of an eleventh commandment. A wounded man drives eastward, through tears and grief, toward an unexpected transcendence.

Lidia Yuknavitch's bestselling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, and her groundbreaking memoir, The Chronology of Water have established her as one of our most urgent contemporary voices: a writer with a rare gift for tracing the jagged boundaries between art and trauma, sex and violence, destruction and survival. In Verge, her first collection of short fiction, she turns her eye to life on the margins, in all its beauty and brutality. A book of heroic grace and empathy, Verge is a viscerally powerful and moving survey of our modern heartache life.

LIDIA YUKNAVITCH is the nationally bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, Dora: A Headcase, and the memoir The Chronology of Water. She is the recipient of two Oregon Book Awards and a Willamette Writers Award, and has been a finalist for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize and the PEN Center Creative Nonfiction Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Verge: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534877
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

The Book of Joan: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062383280
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - February 13th, 2018

The Misfit's Manifesto (TED Books) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501120060
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - October 24th, 2017

The Small Backs of Children: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062383259
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 26th, 2016

The Chronology of Water: A Memoir Cover Image
By Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780979018831
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Hawthorne Books - April 12th, 2011