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Emily Ate the Wind

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Fiction. Poetry. EMILY ATE THE WIND tells the story of the drinkers, gamblers, lifelong friends, and frustrated lovers whose lives revolve around The Bar. Told in a series of vignettes, love letters, question and answer formats, newspaper clippings, short stories, and prose poems, the familiar dramas of these characters' lives unfold with deft, poetic strokes. From sweepin ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published May 2nd 2008 by Marick Press
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Matt Briggs
Nov 16, 2008 rated it really liked it

Peter Conners, the author of a previous collection of poems and a forthcoming memoir about following the Grateful Dead, Growing Up Dead, recently published Emily Ate The Wind, a novella of extravagantly tiny miniatures. At five-by-eight inches, the book is the size of a boulder. It is as light as pumice stone. The surface feels like a hardened sponge with just as many gaps and holes as the matrix of what is there. There are repeated sentences with repeated characters engaged in oblique activitie
Gerry LaFemina
I like the concept of a collection of interconnected flash-fictions, and many of these are short-shorts are strong (no doubt Conners is a solid writer), but enough of them leave me feeling like anecdotes of these characters' lives as opposed to stories, so that I'm left with a feeling of "so what?" at some endings. Strong prose, good writing, but I'd like more meat on the bone.
Doug Martin
This book is just wonderful for too many reasons to name here!
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In the mid-80s, Peter Conners submerged into a life of writing, music, and exploration, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has published nine books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, and edited dozens of volumes of poetry and prose. His nonfiction books – Cornell ‘77, Growing Up Dead, JAMerica, and White Hand Society — have garnered him a reputation as a leading chronicler of the Grateful Dead, ...more
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