Leni Zumas

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Leni Zumas is the author of RED CLOCKS (Little, Brown, 2018); THE LISTENERS (Tin House, 2012); and FAREWELL NAVIGATOR: STORIES (Open City, 2008). She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is Director of Creative Writing at Portland State University.

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Red Clocks

3.72 avg rating — 9,561 ratings — published 2018 — 29 editions
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The Listeners

3.70 avg rating — 456 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Farewell Navigator: Stories

4.06 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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In this comic & tender novel, an English professor realizes he can no longer stand to live a life of quiet desperation. A rollicking, big-hearted story of awakening—and reawakening—to love.
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“What does the word “spinster” do that “bachelor” doesn’t do? Why do they carry different associations? These are language acts, people!”
Leni Zumas, Red Clocks

“She knew—it was her job as a teacher of history to know—how many horrors are legitimated in public daylight, against the will of most of the people.”
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“The comparing mind is a despairing mind.”
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