Amy falls down: a novel
Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido, California, with her dog, Alphonse. Since recent unsettling events, she has made some progress. While she still has writer's block, she doesn't suffer from it. She's still a hermit, but she has allowed some of her class members into her life. She is no longer numb, angry, and sardonic: she is merely numb and bemused, which is as close to happy as she plans to get. Amy is calm.
So, when on New Year's morning she shuffles out to her backyard garden to plant a Norfolk pine, she is wholly unprepared for what happens next.
Amy falls down.
A simple accident, as a result of which something happens, and then something else, and then a number of different things, all as unpredictable as an eight-ball break. At first the changes are small, but as these small events carom off one another, Amy's life changes in ways that range from ridiculous to frightening to profound.
This most reluctant of adventurers is dragged and propelled by train, plane, and automobile through an outlandish series of antic media events on her way to becoming--to her horror--a kind of celebrity. And along the way, as the numbness begins to wear off, she comes up against something she has avoided all her life: her future, that "sleeping monster, not to be poked."
Jincy Willett's Amy Falls Down explores, through the experience of one character, the role that accident plays in all our lives. "You turn a corner and beasts break into arias, gunfire erupts, waking a hundred families, starting a hundred different conversations. You crack your head open and three thousand miles away a stranger with Asperger's jump-starts your career."
We are all like Amy. We are all wholly unprepared for what happens next.
Also, there's a basset hound. An NPR Best Book of 2013
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|Grouping Title||amy falls down|
|Grouping Author||willett jincy|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-17 22:59:17PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-18 00:05:50AM|
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|display_description||The endearingly bitter writer, Amy Gallup has happily isolated herself from the world spending the last two decades teaching and reviewing. She has done a lot of thinking, but very little writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy trips in her backyard, goes head-over-heels, and into the side of a birdbath. The hospital clears her of head injury, so Amy returns home. When a local reporter shows up for a scheduled interview, Amy is not quite herself. The article paints Amy as a the zen-goddess of writing, publishing, and life. Her bizarre interview was interpreted as the rambling of a true genius. But all that really happened was: Amy fell down! The next thing she knows, friends and fans are coming out of the woodwork. Suddenly Amy is on radio shows, keynoting a major publishing event, and guiding a local writers' retreat. But the strangest thing of all: Amy starts to write. Readers witness Amy confront her past and present, and choose to take down the walls she so carefully wrote up around her. This novel is a mirror into today's publishing world, a humorous roman-a-clef about a bitterly uninspired writer who decides to change her life after a freak accident.|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000411580|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,|2013.|324 pages ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000412156|CD audio book|Audio Books|Library ed.|English|Brilliance Audio,|p2013.|9 sound discs (10 hr., 40 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000417537|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Findaway World, LLC,||1 sound media player (approximately 10 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.|
|series||Brilliance Audio on compact disc|
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|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Life change events -- Fiction, Women authors -- Fiction|
|title_display||Amy falls down : a novel|
|title_full||Amy falls down : a novel / Jincy Willett, Amy falls down [sound recording] : a novel / Jincy Willett, Amy falls down [sound recording] : a novel / Jincy Willett|
|title_short||Amy falls down :|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Life change events, Women authors|