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American Homes

Subjects: Fiction
Paperback : 9780472052585, 128 pages, 1 Halftone, 1 Table, 25 Figures, 6 x 9, December 2014
Hardcover : 9780472072583, 128 pages, 1 Halftone, 1 Table, 25 Figures, 6 x 9, December 2014
Open Access : 9780472900176, 128 pages, 1 Halftone, 1 Table, 25 Figures, December 2014
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An eccentric, otherworldly guide to the domestic spaces Americans inhabit

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Poetry / Fiction / Art / Aphorisms. American Homes incorporates poetry, prose, and various schematic devices, including dozens of illustrations by the artist Jacob Heustis, to create a cracked narrative of the domestic spaces we inhabit.

Ryan Ridge is the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers, the poetry collection Ox, as well as the chapbooks 22nd Century Man and Hey, it's America. His work can be found in places like PANK, Salt Hill, Tin House, McSweeney's Small Chair, FLAUNT Magazine, The Santa Monica Review, Sleepingfish, and elsewhere. A former editor for Faultline Journal of Arts & Letters, he currently serves as a managing editor for Juked. He writes and teaches in Louisville, Kentucky.

"Ryan Ridge has toppled everything. An insane and brilliant book that travels the American Home while moving ever further into the mind. What is possible in writing feels different now."
-- Amina Cain, author of Creature

- Amina Cain

"Ridge's book explores the contradictions inherent in ideals of affluence and ownership, and does so admirably, without edging into sourness or satirical revenge killing. The humor is affable, and odd. Somewhere between Demetri Martin and Steven Wright, Jacques Tati and Wes Anderson, Ramon Gomez de la Serna and Georges Perec."
--Kyle Coma-Thompson, Electric Lit

- Kyle Coma-Thompson