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The Morning Side of the Hill

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A Novella
by Ezra E. Fitz
Introduction by Ernesto Quiñonez
APR. 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-27-8 (eBook)
LCCN: 2014930045

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In THE MORNING SIDE OF THE HILL, Ezra E. Fitz’ debut novella, he asks readers: What if you anted up and kicked in everything you had on a belief, a hope, a dream, on faith, and you lost? This is one of the questions facing Willie and Mo, the two insecure, incomplete protagonists that was inspired by – and is an homage to – William Faulkner’s classic novel The Wild Palms. As you read on, the twin tales gather like a storm to an exhilarating ferocity, culminating in a violent flood of passions that none of the characters can control, and which threatens to drown them all. Faulkner fans may think they know what the end holds for these four characters, but rest assured . . . the culmination of THE MORNING SIDE OF THE HILL exposes an unexpected coincidence that Faulkner may have hinted at but never fully explored. Cover Art: Vagabond.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

EZRA E. FITZ
EZRA E. FITZ began his literary life at Princeton University, studying under the tutelage of James Irby, C.K. Williams, Robert Fagles, and Jonathan Galassi. He has worked with Grammy winning musician Juanes, Emmy winning journalist Jorge Ramos, and the king of soccer himself, Pelé. His translations of contemporary Latin American literature by Alberto Fuguet and Eloy Urroz have been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Believer, among other publications. His work has appeared in “The Boston Review,” “Harper’s Magazine, and Words Without Borders, and he was a 2010 Resident at the Banff International Literary Translation Centre in Alberta, Canada. THE MORNING SIDE OF THE HILL is Fitz’ first novella. www.ezrafitz.com.

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What People Are Saying

Not all writers are created equal or start finding art in air-conditioned workshops. Ezra E. Fitz (now that’s a literary name, and it’s a real one) started out as a translator and began to write and rewrite books from the inside. In a way, with The Morning Side of The Hill he is still doing that: translating, interpreting, explaining to the rest of us his story, his hybrid-view of the world, of a New York that’s not cool or gentrified. Fitz has created two characters that are totally and completely contemporary masculine: insecure, adrift, broken and incomplete. Ginsburg howled once at how the best minds of his generation were lost to madness. In Fitz twenty-first century, the best minds and souls are eternal works-in-progress that are lost to indecision, self-doubt and the anxious romantic idea of becoming anything except what they are now.

— Alberto Fuguet
author of The Movies of My Life: A Novel and Shorts

There’s something of Ishiguro in this novel: it’s introspective, brooding, heartrending, yet never pretentious. In the end, an excellent first novel. I wish I had written something like this.

—Eloy Urroz
author of La mujer del novelista, Fricción and The Obstacles

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