All the Voices Cry

All the Voices Cry


WINNER OF THE QWF FIRST publication PRIZE

“Alice Petersen writes as eloquently in regards to the flora and fauna as she does in regards to the global of human emotion and wish. this can be a clever and ambitious choice of stories.”—David Bezmozgis, writer of The loose World

Alice Petersen's All the Voices Cry is masterful and potent—incredibly fulfilling for a reader.
— Kathleen wintry weather, writer of Annabel

An academic’s spouse, suffering to take care of together with her husband’s quest to discover a long-dead author’s Tahitian love-garden, realizes that her personal suggestion of paradise now not contains her husband. An architect desires of slim redheads, Champlain’s astrolabe, and a broom with mortality—and unearths at the very least the latter at Danseuses 7 Jours. An aged guy forums a trans-Pacific flight in an try to elude the prediction of a psychic, purely to appreciate too overdue how the prophecy has formed his actions.

In All the Voices Cry, sleek lifestyles collides with the entire outdated pushes and pulls: urban and state, the worldwide and the neighborhood, the fitting and the genuine. Petersen’s characters chase the mirage of get away, and are cited challenging by means of truth. it is a ebook rooted in panorama, tangled within the brambles of non-public background, and it introduces in Alice Petersen a wondrous new voice that's yours to discover.

Alice Petersen is a author and critic whose paintings has been shortlisted for varied Canadian prizes and awards. She used to be born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

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