As a Friend (Paperback)

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An exquisitely observed tale of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and loss—each electrified by a palpable current of lust. Told in four distinct narrative styles, this is a portrait in silhouette of a darkly charismatic poet and land surveyor from the sweaty, rural South. The writing is exceptional—Gander has a pitch-perfect lyric feel for evoking landscapes and unlocking human psychology with a distilled, potent image. As A Friend is a dark jewel of a book, to be read and re-read, by one of our country's most skilled writers.

— From John


An unforgettable, sensual novel by "one of the most gifted and accomplished poets of his generation" (Mark Rudman).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811217453
ISBN-10: 0811217450
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 106
Language: English
Series: New Directions Books