WE TAKE ME APART by Molly Gaudry

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WE TAKE ME APART by Molly Gaudry


110 Pages

Publisher: Ampersand Books
Purchase includes: PDF

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2nd finalist for the 2011 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry
Shortlisted for the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry 
Nominated for the McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize 

"There is no more perfect place to be than in Molly Gaudry s tender, dirt-floored novella, We Take Me Apart. Oh cabbage leaves, oh roses, oh orange-slice childhood grins: this book broke my heart. Its sad memory-tropes come from fairy tales & childhood books. With language, Gaudry is as loving & careful as one is with a matchbook . . . when wishing to set the whole word on fire.—Kate Bernheimer, author of The Complete Tales of Merry Gold

"Molly Gaudry's debut evokes the spirit of iconic fairy tales that have transported readers for centuries. Her variations on these themes delineate the psychological journey from girlhood to womanhood. But We Take Me Apart is more than a retelling. In it, Gaudry reconstitutes the essence of what makes fairy tales compelling, and she does so imaginatively and with great attention to language, the earmarks of poetry."—Christopher Kennedy, author of Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

"In Molly Gaudry's We Take Me Apart, the ordinary becomes mythical, what may be autobiographical becomes a fable, and simple lines or sentences ring with ominous music. Even the empty space between the lines seems to resonate with invisible narrative. A stunning debut."—Richard Garcia, author of The Persistence of Objects

"Molly Gaudry's We Take Me Apart is a dazzleflage of a book. The stuttering disrupted language of this cubist concoction disappears before your ears, sinks into your eyes. This aggressive dress camouflage reweaves Gertrude Stein's rewoven grammar of worsted silk-screened gabardine into a fully ripped patois-ed pattern of stunning wonder."—Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone

In 2011, Molly Gaudry was shortlisted for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, and her verse novel, We Take Me Apart, was named 2nd finalist for the Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. In 2012, YesYes Books released the 3-author volume Frequencies, which includes her short fiction collection "Lost July." In 2014, The Cupboard released "Wild Thing," a collection of essays and poems about recovery after brain injury, and Ampersand Books reprinted We Take Me Apart in anticipation of the release of its sequel Desire: A Haunting and its prequel Remember UsMolly is a core faculty member of the Yale Writers' Conference and is the founder of The Lit Pub

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