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  • Title: First, You Swallow the Moon
  • Author: Kipp Wessel
  • ISBN: 9780990924807
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Winner of the General Fiction category and Finalist for the 2016 BookLife Prize in Fiction A modern novel of heartbreak and wildernessLuminous, offbeat, and moving, First, You Swallow the Moon is a vibrant novel about love, loss and the sometimes manically impaired road to redemption This is a novel about the counterpart to attachment the sometimes impossible act of letWinner of the General Fiction category and Finalist for the 2016 BookLife Prize in Fiction A modern novel of heartbreak and wildernessLuminous, offbeat, and moving, First, You Swallow the Moon is a vibrant novel about love, loss and the sometimes manically impaired road to redemption This is a novel about the counterpart to attachment the sometimes impossible act of letting go.Plan A Survive heartbreakPlan B Turn self into bearAt twenty four years old, all Jack Hesley knows with certainty is he s head over heels in love But his life and love veers from center when his brother s car careens across an icy Wisconsin interstate and into a stand of pine Stunned by loss, Jack retreats into isolation a depression so stubborn the only living thing forceful enough to cross its threshold arrives in the shape of wild bears He dreams them He becomes obsessed by them And he alters his forward path, risking limb and love, to follow real bears, grizzlies, into the thick woods of western Montana to untangle their impossible message to become one of them.A love story about love unraveled, First, You Swallow the Moon takes us from the edge of a frozen Minnesota lake into the forested river basins of Montana But its geography has to do with the wilderness within the heart s centrifugal gravity of attachment It follows one man s attempt to survive loss and transform the chambers of the human heart.
    Kipp Wessel
    Kipp Wessel is a devoted writer, husband, father of rescued mammals, and resident troublemaker He earned a Fiction Fellowship and his MFA from the University of Montana, and his short fiction has appeared in a dozen commercial and literary magazines, including Southern Humanities Review, CutBank, and Big Sky Journal He s taught fiction writing at the University of Montana, the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and regional community arts programs His first novel, First, You Swallow the Moon is published by radialGRAIN.


    Commentaires:

    Lori
    Read 8/5/16 - 8/10/164 Stars: Strongly Recommended to heartbreakers and those who have had their hearts broken.Pages: 219Publisher: RadialgrainReleased: March 2016I don't know about you, but I hate HATE reading books that are going to jerk my emotions around and get me all worked up over shit I thought I had buried and put behind me. There is little worse than trying to lose yourself in a book that is determined to work its paper thin words inside the tender scars of your own past heartbreaks. I [...]

    Carole P. Roman
    Heartfelt and intense, First,You Swallow the Moon is unforgettable. Kipp Wessel weaves a tale about Jack, a young man who loses his brother in a tragic accident. His descent into grief is all consuming. He raw need to make everything stop, pulls him deep into a depression that causes him to lose everything he cares about in his world. Jack leaves humanity behind searching for a cave to hibernate, like the bears he is obsessed with, hoping the long numbing sleep will heal his bruised heart. This [...]

    Kris Harrison
    I loved this novel. The story is fascinating on its own - a young man hoping to swap places with a wild bear as an antidote to the mess of his life and his romantic relationships. It weaves humor and tragedy - the grace and gracelessness of loss. But what I really adored was the writing. This is a beautiful, artfully written lit fiction novel. It is imaginative, playful, and crisply rendered. It's a novel that artfully draws you deep into the woods and deep into a broken heart. Loved this.

    Wendy
    "First, You Swallow The Moon" an imaginatively touching story that begins when Jack Hensley shattered by the loss of his brother in a tragic accident flees his anguish, escaping to the isolation of a cube-shaped storage unit on his parent's lake property. His depression thriving in this natural setting Jack begins dreaming of bears , becoming so obsessed that he travels to Missoula Montana to volunteer for a bear research program. But as he journey's into the Scapegoat Wilderness his heart in li [...]

    Tara Morrison
    Only one other time in almost 50 years of reading have I written to an author to tell them how much I loved their bookis was the 2nd time. It is beautifully, eloquently written. There are parts that are heart-wrenching and parts that make you laugh until you cry. It is a very unique subject mattering some ways, yet also a story that I think almost everyone can relate to. This book is a treasure, and is one that I know I will re-read every few years. I chose this for my book club to read and ever [...]

    Margaret
    I loved "First, You Swallow the Moon"! The setting drew me in first, as I live in the Twin Cities and have visited Missoula, Montana and the Lincoln National Forest nearly every year for the last two decades. Kipp is a poet with his words and makes these places come alive in a beautiful way. However, the meat of the story is about grief and the unusual way the main character deals with his losses. Let's just say, "grizzlies are key". I highly recommend diving into this book. You won't be sorry. [...]

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