Amy Long has woven the complex threads of need, love, pain, and attachment into a stunningly beautiful and gripping collection. This is a necessary and resonant book, finely wrought and boldly presented.
Sonya Huber, author of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys
Against all the easy recovery narratives, against all the Opioid Crisis Hand-Wringing, stands this heart-stopping book–ferociously written, powerfully felt, absolutely persuasive in its extraordinary nakedness, bravery, and gallows humor. Brilliant.
David Shields, author of Reality Hunger
My essay “A Glossary of Terms,” originally published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, was listed among Best American Essays 2018‘s Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2017. The essay is also a Pushcart nominee.
I never thought I’d see my name on the same list with Jonathan Franzen or in a book with work by Leslie Jamison, Heidi Julavitz, and Rick Moody, but there it is! The BAE 2018 Notable list also includes Alexander Chee, Juliet Escoria, Nick Flynn, YiYun Li, Valeria Luiselli, Rebecca Solnit, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Julie Marie Wade, and a ton of other writers I love and admire. I’m honored and humbled that my name is listed with theirs. Hayden’s Ferry Review received a Notable Special Issue designation for Issue 60, The Marginalized and the Avant Garde issue, in which “A Glossary of Terms” appears. Congratulations to HFR, my fellow Notables, and the writers whose work appears in the anthology.
Thank you to Robert Atwan for deeming my essay Notable.
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