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The extraordinary Mr. Lock arrives with another expertly written and beautiful book, this one against type; that is, a departure from his recent wonderful stories involving historical figures. This book captures the life and thoughts of a wounded and hampered individual, allows us to think along with her in a dramatic and altering phase of her life. It is, simply, a beautiful and moving book. Perfect bound, First Edition, first printing.
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Norman Lock is a writer of fiction, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a playwright whose work has been staged internationally. The House of Correction was recognized by the Los Angeles Times as among the best of 1988 and 1994, for its revival and was called the best new play of the 1996 Edinburgh Theatre Festival. His radio dramas, in translation, have been broadcast by WDR and NDR, Germany. His recent books include A History of the Imagination (Fiction Collective Two, 2004.) He is also the author of Land of the Snow Men by George Belden (Calameri Press, 2005) and Cirque du Calder Jules Cuiff s Reminiscence of Alexander Calder s 'Circus'. An artist's book was made of his Cirque du Calder in 2006, with illustrations by Faruk Ullay available from Rogue Literary Society. Ravenna produced several of Lock's titles including, in 2012, Escher's Journal, a work of speculative fiction.Review:
[This book] spirits the reader into richly emotional and primal realms; a book to return to again and again. --Dawn Raffel, author
Lock allows us to see through an Other's eyes, [differences] between us and her a thin paper, if that. --Brian Evenson, author
The narrator of The Long Rowing Unto Morning is unforgettable. This is Norman Lock's best fiction yet. --Gary Lutz, author
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