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Official Release – Something Pretty, Something Beautiful

June 9th, 2013 Comments off

Announcing the release of Something Pretty, Something Beautiful. The new novel from Eric Barnes.


Elegantly constructed and lovingly, tenderly, savagely written…. The most harrowing portrait of American boys careening into manhood that I’ve ever read. And the truest.” Benjamin Whitmer

  Available in print and as an e-book at AmazonBarnes & Noblelocal bookstores, Kindle and more.  

Something Pretty, Something Beautiful. The new novel from Eric Barnes. Published by OUTPOST19. Learn more at


“[A] remarkable book. … This is a world where the pull of friendship is far stronger than the pull of family, where cars are freedom, stories are everything, and home is thick with ghosts.” – Emily St. John Mandel,The Millions

“The new novel chronicles in stark, effective prose a boy’s tragic discoveries about how friendship works.” – Peggy Burch, The Commercial Appeal

“…the book’s  impressionistic, running narrative, the immediacy and matter-of-factness of its full-throttle prose.” – Leonard Gill, The Flyer


Also by Eric Barnes: Shimmer, a novel. More at or on Amazon.  

“Case’s slow but accelerating downward spiral drives the narrative.” Publisher’s Weekly


“…a sheen of elegance and terror; one is reminded, in Barnes’ language and locution, of Don DeLillo’s scalpel-sharp delineation of American corporate culture and paranoia.” Fredric Koeppel

BestAmerican   Plus short stories in Best American Mystery Stories, Prairie SchoonerThe Literary Review, North American Review, and more.       

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