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SUGAR MOUNTAIN CHAPTERS 1-5


RAISE FOR ALFRED ALCORN’S NOVELS

The Pull of the Earth

“A novel as convincing as a tightly roped load; I took pleasure in the hydraulic grip which Alcorn’s writing exercises upon place and period, his collusion with what is stunted in his characters, his tenderness towards all that is needy and courageous about their lives.”
Seamus Heaney

“We realize we are in the hands of a serious novelist with the enviable ability to create credible, moving human beings.”
N.Y. Times Book Review

“Alfred Alcorn has composed a wonderful novel, his first, out of the stuff of ordinary life... [He] treats his characters with a rare combination of intelligence and tenderness.”
Boston Globe

Vestments

“...a gift for brilliant satire and outright comedy within the framework of a solid, serious novel.”
The Providence Sunday Journal

The Long Run of Myles Mayberry

“Alcorn’s description of Myles’ single shot at immortality in the 1976 Boston Marathon was truly ‘déjà vu all over again’ for me.”
Jack Fultz, winner of the 1976 Boston Marathon

Murder in the Museum of Man

“An adroit, hilarious send-up”
The New Yorker

“Sly and spicy from start to finish, Alcorn’s unexpected hybrid blends academic spoofery, cannibalism and a murder mystery, serving it up with a just-right balance of innocence, subtle malevolence and cheeky irony.
Publishers Weekly