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Alice James Books | Alice James Books

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Dec.10.2009
A collection of pop-surrealist personal lyrics about life at the end of the American empire. 
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Jun.19.2008
“Suzanne Matson’s Sea Level provides us everything we’d expect—skill, authority, emotional strength, delicacy, assurance—in a fourth book, and it’s her first. This is a memorable debut and a book to be read again and again.” —William Matthews “Matson possesses a talent equal to many of her best...
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Jun.19.2008
“Matson’s specialty is writing about strangers: a woman selling flowers on a railroad platform, a toddler whose destitute father swats her in a bus station, a heavyset Italian boy playing ball. The shadowy figures who inhabit these poems are as unfamiliar to the speaker as they are to the reader,...