“Murphy flawlessly captures a child's-eye view of a battered society and a battered family . . . Most impressive of all is [her] remarkable use of language, the expressive way she puts together ordinary words and images to create surprisingly lovely and moving metaphors.” Wendy Smith, Los Angeles Times
Here They Come
978-0-8021-4319-8 • $13.00 • Paperback • May 2007
Originally published by McSweeney’s Books, Here They Come is the lyrical, startling and poignant third novel from Yannick Murphy, a National Endowment for the Arts award winner and one of the freshest voices in American fiction today.
Splitting time between a ramshackle apartment and a lonely hot dog vendor, the observant thirteen-year-old who stands steadily at the center of Here They Come gives lyrical voice to an unforgettable instant1970s New York, stifling, violent and full of life. Balanced between her enigmatic siblings, detached parents, and a quiet sense of the surreal, she recounts a year of startling moments with dark humor and deadpan resilience.