All Our Pretty Songs
All Our Pretty Songs will be published by St. Martin's Press in summer 2013. Pre-order a signed copy at WORD Brooklyn.
“Sarah McCarry's All Our Pretty Songs is a fiercely radiant debut. McCarry captures the transcendent rage at the heart of punk rock in this smart, intoxicating, mythic tale... Her inspired prose and richly drawn characters make this novel sing. A must read for young women everywhere.” —Cara Hoffman, author of So Much Pretty
“Sarah McCarry’s brilliant lightning strike of a novel reignites the myth of Orpheus in a blaze of rock and roll, obsessive love, and the kind of all-consuming friendship one only experiences when young. A stunning debut that fans of Neil Gaiman and Francesca Lia Block will devour.” —Elizabeth Hand, award-winning author of Radiant Days and Available Dark
“A brilliant dose of the creepy and sublime. The language will pull you in... with its beauty and pain... word by word, note by note.” —Neesha Meminger, author of Into The Wise Dark; Shine, Coconut Moon; and Jazz In Love
“A gorgeously-written... adaptation of the Orpheus myth. I loved every minute I spent in McCarry's hypnotic and beautifully-drawn world.” —Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles
“[All Our Pretty Songs] is a heartbreaker of a debut novel, a punk rock remix of the myth of Orpheus that is as much about best friends as it is about first love. Buy it, love it, pass it along.” —Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh