Monday, March 17, 2008

The Shape of Water earns a star!

Anne Spollen's stunning, subtle debut, The Shape of Water, has earned a starred review in Kirkus. You can read the full review at but here's the gist:

"Spollen interweaves elemental, evocative images of what is formless and boundless-water, air, grief, death-with what is solid and limited-earth, objects, human love and forgiveness. This enchanting novel starts quietly, draws the reader in and weaves a seductive spell that holds until the last page."

This is Flux's first starred review, so double yippee!


Brian Mandabach said...

Wow! That is so awesome!! Yay for Anne, and double-yippee!

A.S. King said...

Hey wow! Great news! Congratulations!
And I LOVE this cover!

Can't wait to read it.

Brett Oldham said...

I've been reading her short stories since she started publishing, and I'm not surprised. She's an AMAZING writer. Really unique and talented. Can't wait for this one. - Brett

Anne Spollen said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
This star is really for everyone at Flux who did such a great job with their suggestions, their collective patience with my technical klutziness, and their belief that this book wasn't too weird to publish.

A.S. King said...

Anne - I've just ordered it. Being a fellow Piscean, I can't resist things fish-related.

(Amazon says - "Hurry! Only 2 copies left!)



Heather said...

Anne, congratulations! what a thrilling description I am SO excited to read this (and a BEAUTIFUL cover!)

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Congrats Anne & Flux! I'm dying to read this.