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Eric Barnes

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Eric Barnes is writer of the novels The City Where We Once Lived (Arcade Publishing, April 2018), Something Pretty, Something Beautiful (Outpost19) and Shimmer (Unbridled Books), an IndieNext Pick. He has published numerous short stories, and works as publisher of The Daily News and host of Behind the Headlines.

Praise for The City Where We Once Lived:

“Barnes's new novel is a rare and truly original work: a hard-edged fable, tender and unflinching, in which a man's descent and renewal is mirrored by his city. An eerie, beautifully written, and profoundly humane book.” - Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN

“Written in a gorgeously spare language that perfectly reflects the dystopic future this novel depicts, The City Where We Once
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The City Where We Once Lived

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Shimmer

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Above the Ether: A Novel

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A deleted scene from Shimmer, reposted after talking to a friend about the overuse of business jargon.

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        “And so really, in the end, my message to you is very simple,” the salesman was saying. It was morning and I was sitting in on a sales presentation to a few members of the tech group. “What I’m offering is a multi-dimensionalized, fully integrated solution that will leve...

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The City Where We Once Lived by Eric Barnes
"Every once in awhile, an author makes you sit up and take note. Barnes’s story is told in a somber, initially monotonous yet powerful tone that is not easily forgotten. He’s created a world of loss and lifelessness, uncomfortably possible. It look..." Read more of this review »
The City Where We Once Lived by Eric Barnes
"For what this is, it's actually pretty stellar.

It's an exhausting, depressing read. We're pulled into a solitary and slow world and we feel every inch of it. That, in itself, is proof of the author's abilities.

This is the type of book that will f..." Read more of this review »
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"Every once in a while there is one of these books which touches you, deeply...

This was the case for me with this one. I am usually a fan of fast-paced or at least stringent storytelling, and this one started for me a little too slow, a little too...." Read more of this review »
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