Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.50
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Partner Warehouse General- General

The Orange Eats Creeps

by

The Orange Eats Creeps Cover

ISBN13: 9780982015186
ISBN10: 0982015186
Condition: Student Owned
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $12.50!

 

Awards

Review-A-Day

"It seems that for some time, the Pacific Northwest has been the cultural ground zero for the bizarre, the quirky, and the menacing. The seventies and eighties presented ur-grunge bands like The Wipers and Dead Moon, while the nineties gave the world My Own Private Idaho and David Lynch's quirkily menacing Twin Peaks. Indeed, thanks to grunge and Laura Palmer, during the nineties, the region seemed like the perfect place to be if you were alienated or wanted to be murdered and wrapped in plastic." Gerry Donaghy, Powells.com (Read the entire Powells.com review)

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

It's the '90s Pacific Northwest refracted through a dark mirror, where meth and madness hash it out in the woods. . . . A band of hobo vampire junkies roam the blighted landscape — trashing supermarket breakrooms, praying to the altar of Poison Idea and GG Allin at basement rock shows, crashing senior center pancake breakfasts — locked in the thrall of Robitussin trips and their own wild dreams.

A girl with drug-induced ESP and an eerie connection to Patty Reed (a young member of the Donner Party who credited her survival to her relationship with a hidden wooden doll), searches for her disappeared foster sister along "The Highway That Eats People," stalked by a conflation of Twin Peaks' "Bob" and the Green River Killer, known as Dactyl.

With a scathing voice and penetrating delivery, Grace Krilanovich's The Orange Eats Creeps is one of the most ferocious debut novels in memory.

Review:

"A posse of ravenous teenagers rampages through Krilanovich's slyly arch debut, devouring and destroying everything unfortunate enough to be in its path. Creatures of enormous appetites for sex and food and diversion, they're 100% id and described by the unnamed female narrator as 'Slutty Teenage Hobo Vampire Junkies,' though their vampire bona fides are a matter of question. The story careens from encounter to encounter, bursting into vibrant tableaus of images and barrages of prickly observations ('Death is sewing a calico dress next to a fire in the ground. Do you dare approach her, little boy?') that, for a while, stand in for plot. As they accumulate, a pattern emerges of a relatively ordinary life rocked by unspecified cataclysmic events--probably war--while, in her roaming, the heroine intermittently searches for and laments the loss of a surrogate sister named Kim until a final confrontation with a warlock brings closure to the story, even as it raises more questions. Krilanovich's postmodern mashup is refreshingly piquant and playful, reminiscent of postmodern Euro fiction and full of poison pill observations. (Sept.) While there is an undeniable similarity between this long novel and another popular series featuring an adolescent protagonist who, along with his friends, gets into all kinds of mischief at a haunted boarding school, the two works couldn't be more different; this is a decidedly adult novel. The primary plot charts the brief life of 14-year-old Daniel 'Skippy' Juster, a student at Seabrook Academy, an elite junior high school in Dublin. Skippy is smitten with Lori, who attends the neighboring girls' school, but has a problem: Lori's sort of boyfriend, Carl, is a sociopathic drug dealer. Another major narrative follows Skippy's history teacher, Howard 'The Coward,' a man equally infatuated with WWI and Miss McIntyre, a fellow teacher. With dark humor, Murray examines adolescent sexuality in an age of texting, video games, and the casual use of pharmaceuticals. Murray nails the banter of junior high, the nuance of middle-age yearning, and the excitement of string theory, and shows mastery in weaving disparate elements into a cohesive and engaging narrative. This is one of the darkest and funniest novels in recent memory. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Review:

"Like something you read on the underside of a freeway overpass in a fever dream. The Orange Eats Creeps is visionary, pervy, unhinged. It will mess you up." Shelley Jackson

Review:

"The exhilaration of such a novel is nearly beyond calculation. If a new literature is at hand then it might as well begin here." Steve Erickson, from his Introduction

Review:

"Reads like the foster child of Charles Burns' Black Hole and William Burroughs' Soft Machine. A deeply strange and deeply successful debut." Brian Evenson

Review:

"Refreshingly piquant and playful, reminiscent of postmodern Euro fiction and full of poison pill observations." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

An incredibly ambitious and assured first novel from an explosively original new voice.

Synopsis:

* National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' Selection.

* NPR Best Books of 2010: A Hidden Gem.

* The Believer Book Award Finalist.

"The exhilaration of such a novel is nearly beyond calculation. If a new literature is at hand then it might as well begin here."

—Steve Erickson, from his Introduction

"The book feels written in a fever; it is breathless, scary and like nothing I've ever read before. Krilanovich's work will make you believe that new ways of storytelling are still emerging from the margins."

NPR.org

"Grace Krilanovichs first book is a steamy cesspool of language that stews psychoneurosis and viscera into a horrific new organism — the sort of muck in which Burroughs, Bataille, and Kathy Acker loved to writhe."

The Believer

It's the '90s Pacific Northwest refracted through a dark mirror, where meth and madness hash it out in the woods. . . . A band of hobo vampire junkies roam the blighted landscape—trashing supermarket breakrooms, praying to the altar of Poison Idea and GG Allin at basement rock shows, crashing senior center pancake breakfasts—locked in the thrall of Robitussin trips and their own wild dreams.

A girl with drug-induced ESP and an eerie connection to Patty Reed (a young member of the Donner Party who credited her survival to her relationship with a hidden wooden doll), searches for her disappeared foster sister along "The Highway That Eats People," stalked by a conflation of Twin Peaks' "Bob" and the Green River Killer, known as Dactyl.

With a scathing voice and penetrating delivery, Grace Krilanovich's The Orange Eats Creeps is one of the most ferocious debut novels in memory.

Grace Krilanovich has been a MacDowell colony fellow and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize.

About the Author

Grace Krilanovich has been a MacDowell colony fellow and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize. Her first book, The Orange Eats Creeps, is the only novel to be excerpted twice in Black Clock.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

James Taone, January 6, 2013 (view all comments by James Taone)
Amazing?! A whirlwind to say to the least. If Kafka were a teen slut vampire junkie he'd have written this novel.
The narrative is jumpy and dislodged but it all makes sense in the context.
This is "The Lost Boys" if they loved to party. Just so good.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982015186
Author:
Krilanovich, Grace
Publisher:
Two Dollar Radio
Introduction by:
Erickson, Steve
Introduction:
Erickson, Steve
Author:
Erickson, Steve
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 in

Related Subjects

» Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
» Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Orange Eats Creeps Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.50 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Two Dollar Radio - English 9780982015186 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A posse of ravenous teenagers rampages through Krilanovich's slyly arch debut, devouring and destroying everything unfortunate enough to be in its path. Creatures of enormous appetites for sex and food and diversion, they're 100% id and described by the unnamed female narrator as 'Slutty Teenage Hobo Vampire Junkies,' though their vampire bona fides are a matter of question. The story careens from encounter to encounter, bursting into vibrant tableaus of images and barrages of prickly observations ('Death is sewing a calico dress next to a fire in the ground. Do you dare approach her, little boy?') that, for a while, stand in for plot. As they accumulate, a pattern emerges of a relatively ordinary life rocked by unspecified cataclysmic events--probably war--while, in her roaming, the heroine intermittently searches for and laments the loss of a surrogate sister named Kim until a final confrontation with a warlock brings closure to the story, even as it raises more questions. Krilanovich's postmodern mashup is refreshingly piquant and playful, reminiscent of postmodern Euro fiction and full of poison pill observations. (Sept.) While there is an undeniable similarity between this long novel and another popular series featuring an adolescent protagonist who, along with his friends, gets into all kinds of mischief at a haunted boarding school, the two works couldn't be more different; this is a decidedly adult novel. The primary plot charts the brief life of 14-year-old Daniel 'Skippy' Juster, a student at Seabrook Academy, an elite junior high school in Dublin. Skippy is smitten with Lori, who attends the neighboring girls' school, but has a problem: Lori's sort of boyfriend, Carl, is a sociopathic drug dealer. Another major narrative follows Skippy's history teacher, Howard 'The Coward,' a man equally infatuated with WWI and Miss McIntyre, a fellow teacher. With dark humor, Murray examines adolescent sexuality in an age of texting, video games, and the casual use of pharmaceuticals. Murray nails the banter of junior high, the nuance of middle-age yearning, and the excitement of string theory, and shows mastery in weaving disparate elements into a cohesive and engaging narrative. This is one of the darkest and funniest novels in recent memory. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review A Day" by , "It seems that for some time, the Pacific Northwest has been the cultural ground zero for the bizarre, the quirky, and the menacing. The seventies and eighties presented ur-grunge bands like The Wipers and Dead Moon, while the nineties gave the world My Own Private Idaho and David Lynch's quirkily menacing Twin Peaks. Indeed, thanks to grunge and Laura Palmer, during the nineties, the region seemed like the perfect place to be if you were alienated or wanted to be murdered and wrapped in plastic." (Read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "Like something you read on the underside of a freeway overpass in a fever dream. The Orange Eats Creeps is visionary, pervy, unhinged. It will mess you up."
"Review" by , "The exhilaration of such a novel is nearly beyond calculation. If a new literature is at hand then it might as well begin here."
"Review" by , "Reads like the foster child of Charles Burns' Black Hole and William Burroughs' Soft Machine. A deeply strange and deeply successful debut."
"Review" by , "Refreshingly piquant and playful, reminiscent of postmodern Euro fiction and full of poison pill observations."
"Synopsis" by ,
An incredibly ambitious and assured first novel from an explosively original new voice.
"Synopsis" by ,

* National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' Selection.

* NPR Best Books of 2010: A Hidden Gem.

* The Believer Book Award Finalist.

"The exhilaration of such a novel is nearly beyond calculation. If a new literature is at hand then it might as well begin here."

—Steve Erickson, from his Introduction

"The book feels written in a fever; it is breathless, scary and like nothing I've ever read before. Krilanovich's work will make you believe that new ways of storytelling are still emerging from the margins."

NPR.org

"Grace Krilanovichs first book is a steamy cesspool of language that stews psychoneurosis and viscera into a horrific new organism — the sort of muck in which Burroughs, Bataille, and Kathy Acker loved to writhe."

The Believer

It's the '90s Pacific Northwest refracted through a dark mirror, where meth and madness hash it out in the woods. . . . A band of hobo vampire junkies roam the blighted landscape—trashing supermarket breakrooms, praying to the altar of Poison Idea and GG Allin at basement rock shows, crashing senior center pancake breakfasts—locked in the thrall of Robitussin trips and their own wild dreams.

A girl with drug-induced ESP and an eerie connection to Patty Reed (a young member of the Donner Party who credited her survival to her relationship with a hidden wooden doll), searches for her disappeared foster sister along "The Highway That Eats People," stalked by a conflation of Twin Peaks' "Bob" and the Green River Killer, known as Dactyl.

With a scathing voice and penetrating delivery, Grace Krilanovich's The Orange Eats Creeps is one of the most ferocious debut novels in memory.

Grace Krilanovich has been a MacDowell colony fellow and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.