"Ambitious, original, deliciously philosophical. Kingdom of the Young invites comparison to the crnicas of Clarice Lispector and the fabulas of Italo Calvino." ?Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution

The dynamic characters in Kingdom of the Young are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, better chances elsewhere. In a symphonic stream of consciousness, a fanatical child army loses faith in its commander as he ages unforgivably into his thirties. A woman possessed with wanderlust and a small inheritance seeks love among the cave-dwelling Roma in Granada. Traumatized war veterans run local rackets; smarmy bureaucrats rise through the ranks of repressive regimes; civilians attempt to escape the stranglehold of life under dictatorships. From the honeycombed caves outside the Alhambra to the streets of Havana, from hospital wards to quinceaera parties,
these stories?along with the collection's illuminating nonfiction coda?testify to Meidav's vast imaginative range.


Edie Meidav is the author of three novels?The Far Field, Crawl Space, and Lola, California. Her honors include a Lannan Literary Award, the Kafka Award for Best Novel by an American Woman, the Bard Fiction Prize, a Whiting Award, and a Howard Fellowship. She teaches in the University of Massachusetts MFA program and lives in Amherst.


Kingdom of the young - Edie Meidav

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Title
Kingdom of the young
Author
Edie Meidav
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Sarabande Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20170404

"Ambitious, original, deliciously philosophical. Kingdom of the Young invites comparison to the crnicas of Clarice Lispector and the fabulas of Italo Calvino." ?Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution

The dynamic characters in Kingdom of the Young are searching: for adventure, work, love, absolution, better chances elsewhere. In a symphonic stream of consciousness, a fanatical child army loses faith in its commander as he ages unforgivably into his thirties. A woman possessed with wanderlust and a small inheritance seeks love among the cave-dwelling Roma in Granada. Traumatized war veterans run local rackets; smarmy bureaucrats rise through the ranks of repressive regimes; civilians attempt to escape the stranglehold of life under dictatorships. From the honeycombed caves outside the Alhambra to the streets of Havana, from hospital wards to quinceaera parties,
these stories?along with the collection's illuminating nonfiction coda?testify to Meidav's vast imaginative range.


Edie Meidav is the author of three novels?The Far Field, Crawl Space, and Lola, California. Her honors include a Lannan Literary Award, the Kafka Award for Best Novel by an American Woman, the Bard Fiction Prize, a Whiting Award, and a Howard Fellowship. She teaches in the University of Massachusetts MFA program and lives in Amherst.


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Edie Meidav is the author of three novels: The Far Field, Crawl Space, and Lola, California. Her honors include a Lannan Literary Award, the Kafka Award for Best Novel by an American Woman, the Bard Fiction Prize, a Whiting Award, and a Howard Fellowship. Work from Kingdom of the Young appeared in Conjunctions and American Literary Review, among other places. She teaches in the University of Massachusetts MFA program and lives in Amherst.

"A probing and deeply ruminative cross-genre odyssey. Meidav pulls readers through a series of dreamy, complex, poignant stories with language that is by turns gauzy-poetic and pinpoint-precise but unfailingly inventive.... A penetrating collection that glides among an impressive breadth of storytelling modes with warmth and easy brilliance."
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Ambitious, original, deliciously philosophical. Kingdom of the Young invites comparison to the crnicas of Clarice Lispector and the fabulas of Italo Calvino."
-Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution


"These stories are dazzling, full of knowledge of the world and of the heart, and written with the pluck and thrum of a flamenco guitarist. Meidav draws you into world after world; she makes you want to sit by your window and listen all night."
-Paul La Farge, author of Luminous Airplanes


"Oh what imagination. Oh what story-telling. What beautiful language. What more do you want? Go ahead and be greedy like me. Meidav, a prose stylist of the first rank, has got us covered."
-Mitchell S. Jackson, author of The Residue Years


"Edie Meidav's writing is a cascade of fireworks. Her ideas are little bombs-and these stories, fast-spinning sparklers. Her hallucinatory prose flares with color and heart."
-Leela Corman, author of Unterzakhn


"An alchemist of empathy, of nuanced observation and unexpected truths, Edie Meidav is a writer whose every magical story probes human experience from triumphs to tragedies and all the terrain between. Kingdom of the Young is nothing short of masterful, the work of a born storyteller in full, glorious voice."
-Bradford Morrow, author of The Forgers


"In Kingdom of the Young, whether Edie Meidav riffs on Cuban dogs or 'a tiny pert woman in a cherry tracksuit' called Hummingbird, she unfurls a mean sentence.... A collection of surprises, with a sparkling nonfiction coda."
-Terese Svoboda, author of Live Sacrifice


"I loved this book. Her stories and essays make a whole-a brilliant pairing, each part informing the other, with mutual gravitas and depth."
-Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions


"Kingdom of the Young will engage readers for its clear authority, musical language and surprising empathy."
-Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story


"Kingdom of the Young is masterfully written. With deep and uncanny empathy, Meidav penetrates to the heart of her characters. The writing is a pleasure to read, ranging widely but always urgent and original, with streaks of sly humor."
-Sharon Guskin, author of The Forgetting Time


"In every single bit of Meidav's work, the prose is dazzling. Reading Kingdom of the Young, I was often reminded of two of my favorite writers, Nabokov and Gass."
-Rene Steinke, author of Holy Skirts, finalist for the National Book Award

Type
BOOK
Edition
First edition
Country of Publication
Kentucky
Number of Pages
214

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