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Order from

Indiebound   here

Books A Million here

Barnes and Noble here

Amazon  here

Or order from your local bookstore 

 

Micah Perks is one of the most radiantly original writers around. WHAT BECOMES US, exhilarating and terrifying, is a novel I love for its wild beauty, its offbeat inventiveness, its effervescent language, and the artfulness with which it has been shaped. This is a brilliant novel
— Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen
Micah Perks’ wonderful and surprising new novel proves that the life of a small-town schoolteacher can be by turns comic, dramatic, joyful, and violent. For one thing, its wise and observant narrators are unborn twins
— Alison Lurie, Pulitzer Prize winning author

In WHAT BECOMES US, the new novel by Micah Perks, twin fetuses tell the story of their mild-mannered mother who abandons her controlling husband to start fresh in a small town in upstate New York. But her seemingly ideal neighbors are violently divided by the history Evie is teaching at the high school—the captivity and restoration of colonist Mary Rowlandson, a watershed conflict that leads our little narrators to ask big questions about love, survival, coveting the man next door and what exactly is a healthy appetite.

Micah Perks’ book has everything a reader could hope for — her language is lively, her characters appealing. Set in a storied landscape, with themes of independence and community. Romance! History! Food! Plus a tale to tell and some surprising people to tell it. There is real magic here. Micah magic! Completely original, completely delightful.
— Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
No matter where we come from, we all get born again American. Micah Perks is our literary doula working beside the midwives who haunt our American beginnings: Mary Rowlandson, Queen Weetamoo, and civil disobedient missionary Ma — rebirthing us even as we are fetal captives in generational cycles of puritanical pioneering and savagery. We emerge with insatiable hunger, innocent and corruptible, and Micah Perks, with gentle wit and deft storytelling, coaxes us to love and song.
— Karen Tei Yamashita, author of I Hotel

Readings


November 3, 2016 - San Francisco State
 

November 4, 2016, UC Merced

November 5, 2016 - California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
 

November 8, 2016 - RADAR, San Francisco Public Library
 

November 10, 2016 - Why There Are Words, Sausalito

November 17, 2016 Monterey Peninsula College