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All the Voices Cry (American Poets Continuum


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After Summer 4 Among the Trees 9 Salsa Madre 20 Champlain's Astrolabe 26 All the Voices Cry 35 To Catch a Fish 41 The Tenured Heart 47 Vandals in Sandals 56 Where the Corpse Weed Grows 61 The Frog 70 Mrs Viebert's Prognostication 80 Neither Up Nor Down 90 Through the Gates 100 The Land Below 107 Neptune's Necklace 119 Scottish Annie 128

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$2500 marketing and publicity budget Chapbook to be included in galley box program National review copy mailing Online promotions and development of author website Launches to come Posters, postcards, broadsides, and bookmarks

About the Author

Alice Petersen is a writer and critic whose work has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the Canada Broadcast Corporation Literary Awards, and the Writers' Union of Canada Short Story Competition. She was born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Montreal.


"Finely crafted and pared down to their bare essentials ... These are stories that work on multiple levels, and continue to divulge their secrets after several rereadings."--Quill & Quire "Among the book's pleasures are bursts of descriptive panache."--Globe and Mail "All the Voices Cry has to be counted one of the most assured short story debuts in recent years."--goodreports.net "Alice Petersen writes as eloquently about the natural world as she does about the world of human emotion and desire. This is a wise and impressive collection of stories."--David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World "Alice Petersen's All the Voices Cry is masterful and potent--incredibly satisfying for a reader."--Kathleen Winter, author of Annabel "The story is balanced between this sense of nostalgia and acceptance, and sustained by the narrator's charming voice and her gift for physical description."--David Bezmozgis, on "After Summer" "These stories are lively, immediate ... the metaphorical eye and the ear for voice are strong here."--David Adams Richards Prize, Winner's Citation (2009) "All the Voices Cry announces itself early on as something of a gift...The authorial voice, far from being elusive, is sharply, poetically present." -- Landfall

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