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Sarah Rose Etter

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Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party, a short fiction collection, and The Book of X, her debute novel. The Book of X was selected as a Best Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Vulture, and more, and was long-listed for 2020 The Believer Book Award and the 2020 California Independent Bookseller Alliance’s Golden Poppy Award.

Her fiction, interviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, BOMB, Guernica, VICE, The Cut, Electric Literature, and Best Microfictions 2020, among others. She has attended writing residencies through the Disquiet International Program in Portugal and the Gullkistan Creative Residency in Iceland, where she wrote The Book of X.

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"Though the volume feels thin in your hand, don’t let this fool you; the collection is packed full of gorgeous, jarring stories...[the] stories throb with an energy that might keep you up at night."

- Philadelphia Stories Review by Blythe Davenport

"...watching each beautiful, terrifying, utterly bizarre story unfold is part of what makes reading this cohesive collection so enjoyable."

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Published on July 12, 2011 12:04
Average rating: 4.26 · 1,341 ratings · 273 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book of X

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Body Map: The Spine

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So much to admire here - a heartbreaking, gothic story at the core, with effective and brilliantly executed multiple narrators driving the story forward. A masterclass in fragmentation, organization, and pacing. A knockout. Apekina is one of the best ...more
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“He moves his body around mine and presses, wraps his arms and one leg around me, buries his face into the back of my neck.

I exhale and go another type of soft, a softness unrecorded before, I sink back into him, rest my body on his thighs, chest, more. He holds tighter, tighter, and then the loneliness gets small, smaller, smallest until it is a pinprick, an inverse star, a dust.”
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