Named a "Best Fiction of 2016" book by Powell's Books!
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Read her very flattering review on The Rumpus here: http://maryvenselwhite.blogspot.com/2016/12/favorite-reads-2016.html
Set during the twilight days of a once utopian community, The Remnants is on sale now nationwide.
“On every tenth of September since the molten lava cooled, True Bliss served tea and saltines to Kennesaw Belvedere in the parlor of her home on the occasion of his birth, and this was the day, and that was the deed, and he, Hunko Minton, was going to be the blast that would finally end that repast.”
– Excerpt from The Remnants
The town of New Eden, peopled with hereditary oddities, has arrived at its last days. As two near-centenarian citizens prepare for their annual birthday tea, the third vows to interrupt the proceedings with a bold declaration. The Remnants cartwheels rambunctiously through the lives of wood-splitters, garment-menders and chervil farmers, while exposing an electrical undercurrent of secrets, taboos, and unfulfilled longings. With his signature with and wordplay, Robert Hill delivers a bittersweet gut-buster of an elegy to the collective memory of a community.
“With his signature wit and wordplay, Robert has created an ebullient ode to the last days of the last three residents of a small town,” said Laura Stanfill, publisher of Forest Avenue Press. “Robert’s imagination, and the linguistic cartwheels he spins, elevate this equally dark and hilarious novel into a thing of wonder.”
Robert’s first novel, When All Is Said and Done, published by Graywolf Press in 2006, was released in Europe by Payot & Rivages and earned critical praise from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Le Monde, The Olympian, The New York Sun, and Booklist’s Donna Seaman, who said, “Hill writes with velocity, rhythm, and wit, conveying a world of subtle emotions and social nuance in brilliantly syncopated inner monologues and staccato dialogue, creating a bravura and resounding performance.”
Robert is a New Englander by birth, a west coaster by choice, and an Oregonian by osmosis. As a writer, he has worked in advertising, entertainment, educational software and not-for-profit fundraising. He is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Walt Morey Fellowship and a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship, and When All Is Said and Done was shortlisted for the Oregon Book Awards’ Ken Kesey Award for Fiction.Launched March 15, 2016Trade paper • 6 x 9ISBNs: 978-1-942436-15-7 (TP), 978-1-942436-16-4 (PDF), 978-1-942436-17-1 (epub), 978-1-942436-18-8 (.mobi)Distributor: Legato Publishers Group, a division of The Perseus Books Group
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