9781571313348

Things That Are

Leach, Amy

ISBN 10: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received before her first book-length publication. This book represents a major break-out of an entirely new brand of nonfiction writer, in a mode like that of Ander Monson, John D'Agata, and Eula Biss, but a new sort of beast entirely its own.

Things That Are takes jellyfish, fainting goats, and imperturbable caterpillars as just a few of its many inspirations. In a series of essays that progress from the tiniest earth dwellers to the most far flung celestial bodies—considering the similarity of gods to donkeys, the inexorability of love and vines, the relations of exploding stars to exploding sea cucumbers—Amy Leach rekindles a vital communion with the wild world, dormant for far too long. Things That Are is not specifically of the animal, the human, or the phenomenal; it is a book of wonder, one the reader cannot help but leave with their perceptions both expanded and confounded in delightful ways.

Review:

“Of all the wondrous things that are catalogued in this brave little book, the most wondrously fresh and novel may be the uncanny Ms. Leach’s own gamin-sly, rhythm-rhymey voice, and oh that flint-flighty, rapt-capacious mind of hers. Besides which, no one conjures a presenter present tense than she. Sheer scrambling delight.”

—Lawrence Weschler, author of Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder and Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative

“Like a descendant of Lewis Carroll and Emily Dickinson, Amy Leach brings new meaning to the world without us, and within. A reader entering this book to learn more about the universe will exit knowing much more about her own self. At once large and intimate, these essays introduce one of the most exciting and original writers in America.”

—Yiyun Li, author of Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and The Vagrants

“I know of no other writer on earth—or in the sky—like Amy Leach. One of the pleasures of Things That Are is the surprise of finding, among the mouldywarps and whimwhams and leguminous exoplanets of our galaxy, truths about ourselves—unearthed and unaired.”

—Eula Biss, author of Notes from No Man’s Land

“Infernally addictive.”

—David Abram, author of Becoming Animal

In a series of essays that progress from the tiniest Earth dwellers to far-flung celestial bodies—considering everything from the similarity of gods to donkeys, to exploding stars and exploding sea cucumbers—Amy Leach (Rona Jaffe and Whiting Award winner) rekindles our communion with the world. This groundbreaking debut delights and confounds the senses in wondrous ways.

Cover illustration:
© Nate Christopherson

From the Back Cover

 

Things That Are: Search Results

1.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: dansbooks (St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New in new dust jacket. Pictorial hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 185 p. Contains: Line drawings, black & white. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # 1331

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
2.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: dansbooks (St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New in new dust jacket. Pictorial hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 185 p. Contains: Line drawings, black & white. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # 008142

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
3.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Milkweed Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1571313346 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210545240

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.19
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.
Things That Are (ISBN: 9781571313348)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: BargainBookStores (Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 7

Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 4555822

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.36
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Things That Are (Hardback) (ISBN: 9781571313348)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Milkweed Editions, Canada, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 205 x 141 mm. Brand New Book. The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received before her first book-length publication. This book represents a major break-out of an entirely new brand of nonfiction writer, in a mode like that of Ander Monson, John D Agata, and Eula Biss, but a new sort of beast entirely its own.Things That Are takes jellyfish, fainting goats, and imperturbable caterpillars as just a few of its many inspirations. In a series of essays that progress from the tiniest earth dwellers to the most far flung celestial bodies?considering the similarity of gods to donkeys, the inexorability of love and vines, the relations of exploding stars to exploding sea cucumbers?Amy Leach rekindles a vital communion with the wild world, dormant for far too long. Things That Are is not specifically of the animal, the human, or the phenomenal; it is a book of wonder, one the reader cannot help but leave with their perceptions both expanded and confounded in delightful ways. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781571313348

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.01
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
6.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 11

Book Description: Milkweed Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1571313346

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.56
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
7.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: Booklot COM LLC (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Milkweed Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1571313346 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z1571313346ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
8.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: BookShop4U (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Milkweed Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1571313346 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z1571313346ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
9.
Things That Are (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: Bookhouse COM LLC (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Milkweed Editions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1571313346 Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # Z1571313346ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
10.
Things That Are (Hardcover) (ISBN: 1571313346 / 1-57131-334-6)
Leach, Amy
ISBN 10: 1571313346
ISBN 13: 9781571313348
Bookseller: Bobs Books (JRM) (Romulus, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 141mm x 19mm x 205mm. Hardcover. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 185 pages. 0.340. Bookseller Inventory # 9781571313348

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.47
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book