TOUCH by Alexi Zentner

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Beautifully written, hauntingly told, a New Face of Fiction novel that in its storytelling and recounting of a multi-generational family story brings to mind Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude–and in its evocation of the mythic wilderness, Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road. Introducing a world of wonder and tenderness, a world where the monsters and witches of the woods are set against singing dogs and golden caribou, TOUCH is a haunting tale of three generations of love and loss in a town in Northern BC.

About the Author: A graduate of Grinnel College and the MFA writing program at Cornell, Alexi’s short fiction has appeared The Atlantic Monthly, the aforementioned O. Henry anthology, Narrative, Tin House, and elsewhere; two of his stories were selected for “special mention” in the 2008 Pushcart Prize Anthology, and he is the recipient of the 2008 Narrative Prize. This is his first novel.

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