In Music For Torching, The Controversial Author Of The End Of Alice Lays Bare The Foundations Of Marriage And Family Life At The End Of The Century Flash Frozen In The Anxious Culture Of A Suburban Subdivision, Paul And Elaine The Couple First Featured In Homes S Collection Of Stories The Safety Of Objects Have Two Boys And A Beautiful Home, Yet They Find Themselves Thoroughly Inexplicably Stuck Obsessed With Making Things Good Again, They Spin The Quiet Terrors Of Family Life Into Fantastical Frenzy That Careens Out Of Control, Doing And Saying All The Things We Dare Not, Throwing Into Full Relief The Chasm Between Our Public And Private Selves From A Strange And Hilarious Encounter On The Floor Of The Pantry With A Stepford Wife Neighbor, To An Ill Concieved Plan For A Tattoo, To A Sexy Town Cop Who Shows Up At Every Inopportuune Moment, To House Cleaning Team In Space Suits, To A Mistress Calling On The Cell Phone, To A Hostage Situation At The School, Homes Creates Characters So Outrageously Flawed And Deeply Human That They Are Entirely Believable With Music For Torching, A.M Homes Brings Her Unnerving Emotional Intensity To The Heart Of America, Creating A New And Dangerous Territory That Is Distinctly Her Own.
A.M Homes first name Amy is the author of the novels, This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short story collections, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, the travel memoir, Los Angeles People, Places and The Castle on the Hill, and the artist s book Appendix A An Elaboration on the Novel the End of Alice.In April of 2007 Viking published her long awaited memoir, The Mistress s Daughter, the story of the author being found by her biological family, and a literary exploration and investigation of identity, adoption and genealogical ties that bind.Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and appears frequently in Art Forum, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zoetrope She is a Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair, Bomb and Blind Spot She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, and The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, along with the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis.In addition she has been active on the Boards of Directors of Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, The Writers Room, and PEN where she chairs both the membership committee and the Writers Fund Additionally she serves on the Presidents Council for Poets and Writers.A.M Homes was a writer producer of the hit television show The L Word in 2004 2005 and wrote the adaptation of her first novel JACK, for Showtime The film aired in 2004 and won an Emmy Award for Stockard Channing Director Rose Troche s film adaptation of The Safety of Objects was released in 2003, and Troche is currently developing In A Country of Mothers as well Music For Torching is in development with director Steven Shainberg with a script by Buck Henry, and This Book Will Save Your Life is in Development with Stone Village Pictures.Born in Washington D.C., she now lives in New York City.
- 368 pages
- Music for Torching
- A.M. Homes
- 07 June 2019 A.M. Homes