Official Release – Something Pretty, Something Beautiful
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 WhitmerAvailable in print and as an e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, local bookstores, Kindle and more.
“[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 www.shimmerthebook.com 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
Plus short stories in Best American Mystery Stories, Prairie Schooner, The Literary Review, North American Review, and more.