The Blurry Years

The Blurry Years

by Eleanor Kriseman


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*A Best Book of 2018 —Entropy

“Kriseman’s is a new voice to celebrate.” —Publishers Weekly

The Blurry Years is a powerful and unorthodox coming-of-age story from an assured new literary voice, featuring a stirringly twisted mother-daughter relationship, set against the sleazy, vividly-drawn backdrop of late-seventies and early-eighties Florida.

Callie—who ages from six to eighteen over the course of the book—leads a scattered childhood, moving from cars to strangers’ houses to the sand-dusted apartments of the tourist towns that litter the Florida coastline.

Callie’s is a story about what it’s like to grow up too fast and absorb too much, to watch adults behaving badly; what it’s like to be simultaneously in thrall to and terrified of the mother who is the only family you've ever known, who moves you from town to town to leave her own mistakes behind.

With precision and poetry, Kriseman's moving tale of a young girl struggling to find her way in the world is potent, and, ultimately, triumphant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937512712
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 419,152
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Eleanor Kriseman, author of the novel The Blurry Years, is a social worker in New York City. She was born and raised in Florida.

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"In The Blurry Years , readers are thrust into the wild and unfair life of Callie. The complexity of the language grows as Callie ages and paints a heartbreaking picture of addiction, neglect, and self destruction. The story dissolves more so than resolves but leaves readers desperate and full of something that feels like hope. Fans of Janet Finch's White Oleander will love this."
—Jordan Arias, Anderson's Bookshop

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