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Amelia Gray

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in Tucson, The United States
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Amelia Gray is a writer living in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of five books, most recently ISADORA. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker and VICE.

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The tape on the package was striped with waxed string. David dug his fingernails underneath the perimeter of the tape and clawed at it. He didn’t want to go to the kitchen for a knife, and he spent an extra piece of time examining the entire package to find the loose end that could be pulled up. Inside the package was a Styrofoam carton, sealed with another kind of thick tape. A receipt was a... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.51 · 6,111 ratings · 1,193 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
Threats

3.03 avg rating — 2,131 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Gutshot

3.64 avg rating — 1,529 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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AM/PM

3.95 avg rating — 852 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Museum of the Weird

3.78 avg rating — 757 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Isadora

3.43 avg rating — 374 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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Labyrinth

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On The Predator

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The Death of Mother

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I love this book, for Lindsay's acerbic prose strung like barbed wire around its beating heart. It would make a great tattoo, come to think of it.
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“Tess realized one of the great modern dating sadnesses: everyone is so used to the comforting glow of the computer screen that no one can go so far as to say "good morning" in public without being liquored up.”
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“I feel like a brand new bitch.”
Amelia Gray, AM/PM

“Why does the rain make us feel so romantic and strange? Maybe it's the fact that we are unnatural spectators of it, from inside our homes, and it is a reminder that we have the power to live our whole lives like this, if we choose. It's not the smell of fertile ground kicked up by raindrops, or the slick leaves, or the way we must amplify our voices to be heard over this larger presence. It's the power of the rooftop that makes us want to fuck under it.”
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“ Let us consider the farmer who makes his straw hat his
sweetheart; or the old woman who makes a floor lamp her son;
or the young woman who has set herself the task of scraping
her shadow off a wall....

Let us consider the old woman who wore smoked cows’
tongues for shoes and walked a meadow gathering cow chips
in her apron; or a mirror grown dark with age that was given
to a blind man who spent his nights looking into it, which
saddened his mother, that her son should be so lost in
vanity....

Let us consider the man who fried roses for his dinner,
whose kitchen smelled like a burning rose garden; or the man
who disguised himself as a moth and ate his overcoat, and for
dessert served himself a chilled fedora.... ”
Russell Edson

“All Americans come from Ohio originally, if only briefly.”
Dawn Powell

“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”
Toni Morrison

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