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Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Rebecca Barry—Hopeful and Well-Imagined

You might say Rebecca Barry is an expert on the novel-in-stories. Her own novel in stories, Later, at the Bar, was praised by everyone from People to Vanity Fair and was even selected as New York Times notable book. Here’s what Rebecca Barry had to say about Tracks: A Novel in Stories.

“A terrific use of the novel-in-stories as form, Eric D. Goodman’s Tracks does what so many of us wish we could do in our travels: peer beneath the surfaces of the lives that intersect ours, if only for a moment. As his narrative winds from car to car, Goodman explores the ways our urge to isolate ourselves is often in direct competition with the way we long to connect, as well as the many layers of love lost and found we carry with us wherever we go. Hopeful and well-imagined, Tracks skillfully captures what makes rail travel so compelling: that while cars or planes might be about traveling from place to place, the train is a place.”

It’s happy hour now: take a look at two novels-in-stories that are sure to make you long to go where everybody knows your name, whether it’s the neighborhood bar or the train’s lounge car.

Later, at the Bar


Tracks: A Novel in Stories


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