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About the author:
Colin Winnette is the author of four books: REVELATION (Mutable Sound 2011), ANIMAL COLLECTION (Spork Press 2012), GAINESVILLE and IN ONE STORY, THE TWO SISTERS (Atticus Books 2013). He was a Finalist for the 1913 Press First Book Award. He lives in Chicago.
"In 'Revelation', Colin Winnette sets fire to the world, and in the aftermath, characters wander through smoke, struck dumb by devastation. A forceful book--stripped down, cool, and painful--about the absolute peril of desire."
-Ben Marcus, author of "The Flame Alphabet,"
"Notable American Women," and "The Age of Wire and String"
"Alternating the apocalyptic with the laconic, the end-of-times with the poignantly down-to-earth, 'Revelation' is full of fine surprises. Colin Winnette has a sharp eye, a good ear, an ironic spirit and , like a smaller scale Terrence Malick, he's made a provocative work by framing the ordinary in the unfathomable."
-Rosellen Brown, author of "Before and After" and "Civil Wars"
"Keep your eye on this Colin Winnette. He's a gifted stylist, and quite often a funny one."
-Adam Levin, author of "Hot Pink" and "The Instructions"
Revelation , Colin Winnette's debut novel, is a startlingly simple, fresh and audacious retelling of the famous biblical apocalypse tale. Winnette's Revelation is, on the one hand, a very everyday and modern story, in which desperate characters wander and slip from one year to the next, but behind what would otherwise be a mundane detail lies an architecture of the supernatural-a father carries his son to his grandfather's retirement community, but does so across a parking lot consumed in a plague of locusts, two childhood friends construct a fort from the hull of an enormous ship abandoned by the oceans as they recede, a body falls from the sky as a warning, but only demolishes the deck of a character's lakeside home.
A Finalist for the 1913 Press First Book Award, Winnette has stirred up notice from all corners for his innovative and striking stories, as well as his various narrative experiments of larger size. However, Revelation is more than just a stylistic exercise, it's a powerful emotional document.
- Publication Date:
- 0615597149 / 9780615597140
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.25" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Literary