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12.99 Battleborn

The extraordinary debut collection from the Guggenheim Award-winning author of the forthcoming Gold Fame Citrus


Winner of the 2012 Story Prize

Recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Rosenthal Family Foundation Award

Named one of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" fiction writers of 2012

Winner of New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award

NPR Best Short Story Collections of 2012

A Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Last month, Watkins won a US National Book Foundation award in the “five under 35” category for this poised debut collection. It is a well-deserved accolade for a coolly impressive new voice of the American west.

Her characters and vivid images spring up, alive, in these landscapes, and they defy attempts to reduce them to their plots — what, after all, is the plot of that meadow? It is remarkable that her origins do not overwhelm her stories.

Readers will share in the environs of the author and her characters, be taken into the hardship of a pitiless place and emerge on the other side — wiser, warier and weathered like the landscape.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Riverhead (August 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 480 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Dylan Thomas Prize 2013 winner, NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award 2013 winner, Story Prize 2012 winner

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