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Marly Youmans

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Aiken, South Carolina, The United States


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"Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret among contemporary American writers." --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture

MAZE OF BLOOD (Mercer University Press, 2015.) Novel. Inspired by the life of Robert E. Howard. Profusely decorated by artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Literary / fantastic. "...A haunting tale of dark obsessions and transcendent creative fire, rendered brilliantly in Youmans' richly poetic prose." --Midori Snyder

GLIMMERGLASS (Mercer University Press, 2014) IndieFab BOTYA Finalist. Art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Novel. "It’s brilliantly well-written, shockingly raw, and transportingly—sometimes confusingly (but not in a bad way)—weird. Glimmerglass shimmers on the boundaries of the real and the

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Marly Youmans truly writes a unique kind of prose. This story, which is based on the life of pulp writer Robert E. Howard, could have been Texas dusty and dry, with characters as plain and weak as the mundane world around them. Instead what we get is a wealth of stories based on timeless figures Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 24, 2015 06:06
Average rating: 3.71 · 2,697 ratings · 394 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Curse of the Raven Mocker
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2014
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Little Jordan
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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The Wolf Pit
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2012
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Val / Orson
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2009
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The Throne of Psyche: Poems
4.86 of 5 stars 4.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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"Marly Youmans's Thaliad is the second work of epic poetry I've read this year. (The first was Amy Brown's The Odour of Sanctity, for which I have not yet found words but hope you will read.)

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"Goodreads friends, lend me your ears. This is one of those books that is special and unlike anything you've read before, and I'm going to urge you not only to read it, but to go out and buy it, because it's an artsy small-press book with an audien..." Read more of this review »
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"Brilliant, beautiful and haunting. I look forward to rereading this someday"
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“Torquelike, fear encircled her throat with its dull constant pressure....
...give the newborn child fresh from his own salt sea a look at the bigger ocean he had crossed. p 20”
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“he felt a pang of desire for the tintinnabulation of a Georgia summer. Strange, he thought, to long for the rasp of day- and dusk-singing cicadas and the night singers, katydids.”
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