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May 22, 2015 - BEAUTIFUL GRAVITY by Martin Hyatt
Fiction: General/Other
Edmund White Debut Fiction Award-winning author Martin Hyatt's BEAUTIFUL GRAVITY, set in a small town deep in the Louisiana bayous when the peaceful nothingness that envelops the narrator and his only friend, the anorexic daughter of the Pentecostal preacher, turns emotionally turbulent with the arrival of a beautiful city burnished couple in a red sports car and love affairs of every persuasion change lives forever, to Gabriel Levinson at Antibookclub, for publication in 2016, by Bill Contardi at Brandt & Hochman (NA).


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"When wounded souls connect, the miracle can be explosive.  So it is in this rapturous debut novel..." Seattle Gay News

"He's now crafting a new form of southern lyricism with gay characters and plot lines."  -New York Magazine

"A literary masterpiece from a debut author..."  Fred Towers, Rainbow Reviews

"An astounding debut."  - Kevin Killian

"Martin Hyatt writes like a sad angel."  - Abigail Thomas

"A narrative tour-de-force." - Minnie Bruce Pratt

"Martin Hyatt's A Scarecrow's Bible is an exceptional debut novel."  American Library Association

"The writing is so skillful it's hard to believe that this is a debut. If this is a gay novel it's unlike any other I've ever read." —Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story

AUTHOR BIO Martin Hyatt is an award-winning novelist and essayist born just outside of New Orleans. He attended Goddard College and Eugene Lang College of The New School. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School.  He has taught writing at places such as Hofstra, Parsons, and St. Francis College.