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A Tendency to be Gone, by Pamela Ryder

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A Tendency to be Gone, by Pamela Ryder


A Tendency to be Gone, by Pamela Ryder


Publication Date: November 15, 2011
Paperback: 186 pages
ISBN: 978-1-936873-03-6
Trim: 8.3 x 5.3


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Pamela Ryder's stories transport us into realms as varied as the language that tells these tales. With sentences that are plain and precise, or lush and illuminating, we journey through a topography of the heart.


PRAISE FOR A Tendency to Be Gone

"Ryder is a vigilance, a pervigilance, a field guide with scruples on every page." —Gordon Lish
"There is a powerful alchemy at work in these stories, transforming everyday words and giving them new life, luster, and meaning.  Ryder's is the rare and wonderful prose that engages all five of the senses." --Whiting Award winning author, Lydia Peele, author ofReasons for and Advantages of Breathing


"Ryder’s lyric prose can get at the emotional experience behind each separate perspective. A truly fascinating read." —Elizabeth Colen,Her Circle Ezine

"A fully realized work, which reveals Ryder as an irresistible, lyrical storyteller." —Brooklyn Rail