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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export (10 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781451617979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451617979
  • ASIN: 1451617976
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Dana Spiotta's stunning, virtuoso novel "Stone Arabia "plays out the A and B sides of a sibling bond..."--Elissa Schappell, "Vanity Fair"

"I read "Stone Arabia" avidly and with awe. The language of it, the whole Gnostic hipness of it is absolutely riveting. It comes together in the most artful, surprising, insistent, satisfying way. Dana Spiotta is a major, unnervingly intelligent writer."--Joy Williams, author of "The Quick and the Dead"

"Dana Spiotta's "Stone Arabia" is a dreamlike meditation on fame and success, technology and the imagination. The novel beautifully manifests Ms. Spiotta's gift for transforming her keen cultural intelligence into haunting, evocative prose." Jennifer Egan, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Visit from the Goon Squad""

Added to the brilliant glitter of Ms. Spiotta s earlier work...is something deeper and sadder: not just alienation, but a hard-won awareness of mortality and passing time... both a clever meditation on the feedback loop between life and art, and a moving portrait of a brother and sister, whose wild youth on the margins of the rock scene has given way to the disillusionments and vexations of middle age. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"

Is there a more electrifying novelist working than Dana Spiotta?...[Stone Arabia] makes for a sharp character study: A portrait of the artist as middle-aged never-was. Yet Spiotta s genius is to recognize that Nik s journey is representative not just for his sister or his mother but for every one of us. David Ulin, LA Times "

I read Stone Arabia avidly and with awe. The language of it, the whole Gnostic hipness of it is absolutely riveting. It comes together in the most artful, surprising, insistent, satisfying way. Dana Spiotta is a major, unnervingly intelligent writer. Joy Williams, author of The Quick and the Dead "

Fascinating...resonant...what s most remarkable about Stone Arabia is the way Spiotta explores such broad, endemic social ills in the small, peculiar lives of these sad siblings. Her reflections on the precarious nature of modern life are witty until they re really unsettling. Ron Charles, Washington Post"

Outstanding...Male American writers have talked about the incursion of the real into territory previously held by the novelist s capacity for invention; but who before Spiotta has written about reality s threat not to imagination but to memory itself?...An essential American writer. Jonathan Dee, Harper s Magazine"

Transfixing...It s as though Nabokov had written a rock novel. Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly"

Evocative, mysterious, incongruously poetic gritty, intelligent, mordent, and deeply sad...Spiotta has created, in Stone Arabia, a work of visceral honesty and real beauty. Kate Christensen, The New York Times Book Review"

About the Author

Dana Spiotta is the author of Eat the Document, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Lightning Field, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. She teaches in the MFA program at Syracuse University and lives in New York with her husband and daughter.


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