Profound, relentlessly beautiful, this exceptional book catches fire again and again. One runs with it as across a bed of coals, unable to look away, unable to stop for an instant, even to take a breath. Breathtaking, yes, and unceasingly blazing.

—Rikki Ducornet

An unforgettable, sensual novel by one of the most gifted and accomplished poets of his generation (Mark Rudman).

As a Friend

Fiction by Forrest Gander

Set in a rural landscape as vivid as its characters, As a Friend tells the story of a gifted young man, a land surveyor, whose impact on those around him provokes intense self-examination and charged eroticism. With poetic insight, Gander explores the nature of attraction, betrayal, and loyalty. Beautifully written and suffused with a pastoral nostalgia, As a Friend is brilliant in style and unsettling.

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Paperback (published September 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811217453
Price US
13.95
Price CN
16
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
192

Ebook (published September 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811223188
Page Count
192

Forrest Gander

American poet, novelist, and translator

Profound, relentlessly beautiful, this exceptional book catches fire again and again. One runs with it as across a bed of coals, unable to look away, unable to stop for an instant, even to take a breath. Breathtaking, yes, and unceasingly blazing.

—Rikki Ducornet