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The Stones of Summer

Dow Mossman

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-517-3
Trim Size: 6 x 9

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Originally published to glowing reviews in 1972, Dow Mossman's extraordinary debut is a sweeping coming-of-age tale that developed a passionate cult following even as it went out of print for more than twenty years. It recently inspired the award-winning documentary film Stone Reader , which was embraced by readers across the country and described by Peter Rainer of New York magazine as, a marvelous literary thriller that gets at the way books can stay with people forever.

Rendered with breathtaking artistry and emotional depth, The Stones of Summer captures the beauty and pain of postwar America. Its vivid evocation of culture-void Iowa reveals in layer after layer of richly observed detail the maturation the very soul of an artist. Its rediscovery was the catalyst for one filmmaker to confront his faith in the power of great literature to endure, and it can now be embraced by readers everywhere.

A marvelous book . . . a whole river of words fed by a torrential imagination . . . it burns with a sacred Byzantine fire, a generational fire, moon-fire, stone-fire. John Seelye, The New York Times Book Review

The writing is rich, lush, a harvest full of words. Russell W. Scloch, Jr., The Los Angeles Times Book Review

Dow Mossman received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer s Workshop in 1969. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Coincides with the release of the Video/DVD of the award-winning documentary film Stone Reader, which was inspired by this book.

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