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When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets & We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds (Novel(La))

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Fiction. "My advice: those who are to read Sasha Fletcher's delightful enjoinder WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED should go into an empty house of an afternoon, shut themselves in a backroom closet on a low shelf, and read straight through without stopping"--Jesse Ball. "Sasha Fletcher, with his dream catastrophes and immense loves, can wand us into a new world. Here is a st ...more
Paperback, 89 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Mud Luscious Press
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Sasha
May 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
i wrote it. i am awful partial.
Paula
May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I can't describe this book. The only thing I can do is leave you with a couple really great and really long quotes.

1) There was a bit of iceberg left. I put it in a glass. It could be a nice pet I said. We could move it later to a bucket, or an above ground pool. What happens after that you were wondering. We bring it to the Delaware I said.

One day it will make it to the Atlantic & it will find all the other icebergs & it will be happy.

One day it will ram into a passenger cruise ship & it will
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Never
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, small-press
I have read this twice now and it keeps getting better. I can't touch this book without flipping to a page and reading a bit and getting excited all over again. This is everything i love about surreal, poetic narrative writing (my favorite type of writing) distilled down to its most essential elements. I was completely emotionally engaged and ready for the ride, the rabbit-hole it was taking me down. It was sad, hilarious, delightful, touching, just everything in perfect balance. I can't say eno ...more
Daniel
May 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
sasha has an ability to capture an energy and let that energy build. this should be read in one sitting (something i haven't done as i took a break from the book last night to eat dinner. i plan on reading the last 20 or so pages tonight. will update after i finish the book). i think that sasha fletcher will continue to expand his writing into even more incredible worlds. i can't wait to read his future books. ...more
Gwendolyn Aislinn Fae
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I would give this book more than five or ten stars. This book sails above numbers. Beyond numbering or lettering. It cannot even hear my applause, this book. Read it. More than one time.
Brandi
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If I had known this book had throat punching, I would have read it sooner.
Austin Rory
Nov 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
sasha masterfully accomplishes a few extremely difficult things in this book.

he is surreal and abstract while maintaining a convincing and interesting narrative. he is able to surprise you with something new every paragraph but also keep you plowing forward to find out what happens next. this creates a strange blend of wild impossibility with a very grounded and sympathetic story. somehow the narrator and the girl seem real and believable and their relationship is relevant and interesting even
...more
Andrea DeAngelis
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
As I read this novella I am reminded of an exhibit I saw at the New Museum - Paul Chan - The Seven Lights. Cut out silhouettes of varying color and shapes - birds, telephone poles, houses, cars, cows and people were projected against the walls of the museum. As you progressed through the museum, through Chan's depiction of this eventful day, you slowly realized through the falling tree, birds, telephone poles and people that the exhibit depicted an apocalypse. This book is like that except it is ...more
Stacey Tran
Jun 10, 2010 added it
Shelves: poetry
this novel(la) could have gone on for another hundred miles, and i wish it did. when all our days are numbered... might be just as delightful if read from the very last word to the first. sasha fletcher's command of language is--well--have you seen the title? pick it up. devour it. let it devour you. ...more
Kathy
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Moments of true beauty in this, particularly the very last paragraph.
Steven
Sep 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: novella
Inventive and enjoyable to read. The surrealism is wildly creative and fun, as was the interactions between the narrator and she.
Ben Niespodziany
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful and bleeding fever dream between two lovers. Apocalyptic, terrifying, mesmerizing, and everything in between. Pluck some birds from your ears and be swallowed by this whale, a whale the size of a marching band.
thebookmenagerie
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading When all Our Days are Numbered... by going in and out of the story and reading a couple of pages here and there. It created folds in time and space where things, situations and experiences became enhanced. It is one of those books that you don't read once but you read multiple times and in different backdrops and situations.

The narrator of this story is an artist, a creator of worlds. There is no everyday because the everyday is translated, transformed and moulded into a piece
...more
Tantra Bensko
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, wonderful book, truly exciting prose.
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