Sunday, April 17, 2016

What is Peter Rock reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Peter Rock, author of Klickitat.

His entry begins:
I’m always reading. Because I teach, there’s a constant flow of texts I’m about to discuss with my students—this week ranging from David Foster Wallace’s Consider the Lobster and Kent Russell’s American Juggalo to Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild—and there’s a teetering tower on my bedside table, books I’m reading and, in spells, reading from:

Travels of Marco, by Mark Levine

His astounding fourth book of poems, full of unexpected rhythms and intense yet gentle focus. The way he can use syntax to rotate consciousness (for lack of a better description) is astounding and something I’d...[read on]
About Klickitat, from the publisher:
Vivian feels left behind when her older sister, Audra, runs away from home. She believes that Audra will return and pays careful attention to the clues around her. Then, inexplicably, writing begins to appear in a blank notebook.

When Audra does come back for Vivian, she’s in the company of a strange man. The three of them run away together and practice wilderness survival. While Audra plans for the future, Vivian continues to gather evidence: Who is this mysterious man, and does he have any connection to the words appearing in her notebook?

Klickitat is a haunting story, full of atmosphere and awakening, crafted by one of today's most startling literary talents.
Learn more about the book and author at Peter Rock's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue