Alphabet

 

Isla Mcketta reviews Alphabet

  “…It’s not often that I read a book set in prison. It’s even less often that I read a book set in early 1980s Britain. Even more rare is that I’d enjoy the combination of the two, but Alphabet is a stunningly well written and deeply human book. The nuance of relationships and character development … Continue reading Isla Mcketta reviews Alphabet

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Double Review: Alphabet and Paradise & Elsewhere in The Rumpus

  Leland Cheuk reviews both Alphabet and Paradise & Elsehwere in The Rumpus. ALPHABET AND PARADISE AND ELSEWHERE BY KATHY PAGE REVIEWED BY LELAND CHEUK December 8th, 2014 Studies have shown that reading literary fiction increases a reader’s ability to empathize. In her first books to be published in the U.S., Giller Prize-nominated British author Kathy Page puts that … Continue reading Double Review: Alphabet and Paradise & Elsewhere in The Rumpus

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Same ABC, two designs: Kathy Page’s novel Alphabet in the USA and Canada

Alphabet, first published in the Uk in 2004 and in Canada in 2005, when it was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, is now available in the US for the first time, and receiving great reviews, including stars from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal.  It was a pick for the Indie Next … Continue reading Same ABC, two designs: Kathy Page’s novel Alphabet in the USA and Canada

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Interview in Publishing Perspectives

Biblioasis are re-issuing Alphabet as part of their new reprint series. It will be available in print and e-book  and is all set to reach to a new  readership south of the border  this fall.  We wrestled briefly with how to present a book that is steeped in British slang, idiom, culture and history in … Continue reading Interview in Publishing Perspectives

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Paradise, Elsewhere, Alphabet: interview for Volume 1

You can read/see Tobias Carroll’s interview with Kathy Page for  Volume 1 bookstore in Brooklyn  here, on their excellent site: http://www.vol1brooklyn.com/2014/11/18/kathy-page-on-her-new-collection-and-tourists-right-at-the-burnt-out-end-of-human-history/     “The stories in Kathy Page’s new collection Paradise & Elsewhere revel in discontinuity. Whether exploring the ruins of a fallen civilization, finding unexpected tension in the interactions between tourists and the residents of … Continue reading Paradise, Elsewhere, Alphabet: interview for Volume 1

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Kirkus features Kathy Page’s Alphabet

Kirkus feature on Kathy Page and the writing of Alphabet https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/kathy-page/

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Gritty, illuminating, fascinating, moving, powerful: double thumbs from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly for Alphabet

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/kathy-page/alphabet-page/ From Kirkus Publisher:Biblioasis Pages: 304 Price ( Paperback ): $16.95 Publication Date: October 14, 2014ISBN ( Paperback ): 978-1-927428-93-1 Category: Fiction ALPHABET by Kathy Page A moving novel about knowledge, self-awareness and the power of words, set in the purgatory of prison. This young man’s life demands our attention and refuses to let go. Simon Austen is serving life imprisonment … Continue reading Gritty, illuminating, fascinating, moving, powerful: double thumbs from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly for Alphabet

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Alphabet US edition

            Bibllioasis designer Kate Hargreaves has come up with this stunning and brave image for the US edition of Alphabet, which comes out this fall. How apt it is: the sheer brute persistence, the obsessiveness, the creativity. Here’s the full spread. Click for a closer view.

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Alphabet

What will she be like? he thinks. I don’t know. Who will I become? Ditto. A leap in the dark… “…a wonderful book, peculiar, intense, revealing, challenging, exhausting and above all riveting…I kept saying to myself, how could she know this?” Guardian (UK) columnist Erwin James (author of A Life Inside) Simon Austen is serving … Continue reading Alphabet

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Comments and Reviews

”A complex book, and splendidly written, Alphabet is an intensely compelling reading experience that speaks to the power of words and the significance of language in all its dangerous subtleties.” Marc Horton, The Edmonton Journal “Kathy Page knows that the things we can’t understand are often the things that terrify us the most. In her … Continue reading Comments and Reviews

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