I’m so excited about Pamela Ryder‘s Paradise Field being published today. Employing varying styles and shifting perspectives, traversing overlapping timelines as death advances and retreats, Paradise Field recounts a WWII bomber pilot’s last years and his eventual decline, the complex relationship with the daughter he’s never really known.
This novel-in-stories is an eloquent but unsparing depiction of sickness and death, a story of uneasy transformation and transcendence in the face of demise—both solace and provocation for anyone forced to stand graveside and confront eternity.
Paradise Field has received advance praise from Brian Evenson, Gordon Lish and Dawn Raffel; and Peter Markus interviewed Pamela about the novel at The Brooklyn Rail. Excerpts at Heavy Feather Review and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, with others to follow.
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