Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere
Book: Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere , by Debra Marquart, ISBN10: 1582433453, ISBN13: 9781582433455, Counterpoint, July 2006, Hardcover
Debra Marquart is the coordinator of the Creative Writing Program at Iowa State University. She is the author of The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories, and the poetry collections Everything's a Verb and From Sweetness. Marquart's essays have appeared in Best American Essays, and she has won the Shelby Foote Nonfiction Prize (Faulkner Society), the Writer's Digest Nonfiction Award, and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Ames, Iowa.
Debra Marquart grew up on a family farm in rural North Dakota-on land her family had worked for generations. From the earliest age she knew she wanted out; surely life had more to offer than this unyielding daily grind, she thought. But she was never able to abandon it completely.
The New York Times - Julia Sheeres
The author s elegant, understated sentences are as fertile as freshly tilled rows of loam.
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