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Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, it was named a Best Book of 2016 by over fifty publications in nine countries, and is being translated into a dozen languages. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and VICE, and he has written criticism for The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. He lives in Iowa City.

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What Belongs to You

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“I fell back from him then, I lay next to him thinking, as I had had cause to think before, of how helpless desire is outside its little theater of heat, how ridiculous it becomes the moment it isn't welcomed, even if that welcome is contrived.”
Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You

“You can't speak to him, he said, if you speak to him, if you give any sign to him at all, he will come back; he has to stop existing for you.”
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“Писането на стихотворения беше начин да обичаш нещата, така знаех открай време, да ги съхраняваш, да ги преживяваш повторно; и дори повече от това – беше начин да живееш по-пълноценно, да насищаш опита с по-богат смисъл (...) почудих се дали всъщност не обръщах гръб на нещата, когато ги превръщах в стихотворения, дали вместо да съхранявам света, не бягах от него.”
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