What Happened Was by Katharine Haake [PREORDER]
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What Happened Was by Katharine Haake
PUBLICATION DATE: Earth Day 2024 / April 22, 2024
PAGE: 170, 5 X 8
In KATHARINE HAAKE’S new fable, What Happened Was, emissaries from the postworld return to us with accounts of a future that spools itself out because we’re not paying attention. In it, everything looks a lot like now, only a little bit different. Intimate, precarious, often beguiling, sometimes hilarious, and never free of political context, these reports are haunted by loss. Whether parts of the body or children in trees, things disappear in this world without warning or sense as everything fades toward oblivion and dead parents taunt from the grave: What made you think you were so special it wouldn’t happen to you?
PRAISE FOR HAAKE'S WORK
THAT WATER, THOSE ROCKS IS LIKE A FINELY MADE WATCH WITH A TRANSPARENT CASE THAT ALLOWS US TO LOOK INSIDE AND ADMIRE NOT ONLY THE BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENTATION BUT THE WAY IT ALL WORKS.
—LA TIMES BOOK REVIEW
WITH THE MESMERIZING VOICE OF A NATURAL BORN-STORYTELLER…HAAKE EQUATES NATURE'S BASIC ELEMENTS (EARTH, FIRE, WATER) WITH THOSE OF MANKIND (LOVE, LIVELIHOOD, SAFETY.)
HAAKE GREW UP IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND TO JUDGE BY HER NEW COLLECTION SHE MAY VERY WELL BE THE WEST COAST'S SPLENDID ANSWER TO THE GLITTERING STARS OF NEW YORKER HEAVEN.
ORIGINAL AND ACCOMPLISHED . . . HAAKE'S UNUSUAL NARRATIVE STYLE IS WHAT TRULY SETS THE COLLECTION APART.
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