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An Orphanage of Dreams

An Orphanage of Dreams

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Praise for Sam Savage:
"Savage's is a book of the heart as much as the head. Which is itself an accomplishment of no small note: to recognize the arbitrary, degraded thing that is memory, and allow it its loveliness for all of that." --New York Times Book Review
"A Southern childhood in duskier, Tennessee Williams times, offering an aphoristic scattering of memories--one- and two-sentence stand-alones that spill isolated down the page like little gems . . . showing us how memory works and how we make sense of our lives, drip by drip and sensation by sensation." --Library Journal
"With paragraphs as rich as koans, this is as powerful a meditation on living life--and facing its end--as you are likely to read anytime soon." --Booklist
An Orphanage of Dreams is a collection of stripped down visitations-flash fictions of smoke breaks and long drives and friends who finally stop showing up. The acidic tang of disappointment is here, and sparks of biting insight, in portraits of people and animals, in all our absurdity and failed attempts at meaning. As Sam Savage says, "what a life."
Sam Savage is the best-selling author of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, The Cry of the Sloth, Glass, The Way of the Dog, and It Will End with Us. A native of South Carolina, Savage holds a PhD in Philosophy from Yale University. He was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the PEN New England Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Award. Savage resides in Madison, Wisconsin

Author: Sam Savage
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Published: 01/08/2019
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.30h x 4.50w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781566895309

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 11/26/2018

About the Author
Sam Savage is the best-selling author of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, The Cry of the Sloth, Glass, The Way of the Dog, and It Will End with Us. A native of South Carolina, Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University. He was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the PEN L.L. Winship Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Award. Savage resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

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