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Inhabited
By (author): Charlie Quimby
9781937226671 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Oct 14, 2016
$25.50 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8 x 0.98 in 320 pages Torrey House Press
"[Inhabited] spotlights the complex forces behind the spaces we call home."
?MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"The lives of Quimby's finely drawn characters interweave to produce a panorama as wide and full of light as the near–desert setting. Even his minor figures add significantly to the whole, and his skillful and delightful turns of phrase make reading this evocative novel a pleasure."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

"Quimby's descriptions of Colorado's high country show a painterly flare?an intriguing examination of people and a place in transition."
?KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Quimby's experiences as a Colorado native and an advocate for the homeless provide the novel’s backbone, but its real strength is in its cast of vivid, relatable individuals. Recommend to readers attuned to Kent Haruf, Annie Proulx, Laura Pritchett, and Bonnie Nadzam."
?BOOKLIST

"Inhabited is an outstanding novel with memorable, believable characters who deal simultaneously with the challenges of reclaiming and redeeming themselves as well as the landscapes that define their communities."
?THE UTAH REVIEW

"Charlie Quimby is a writer with a big talent, big heart, and big social conscience. In his second novel,Inhabited, characters finely drawn and memorable live amidst the crisscrossing lines of moral conscience, political juggling and economic expediency, a tough neighborhood. I was staggered by the authenticity of these people and their dilemmas."
?FAITH SULLIVAN, author ofGoodnight, Mr. Wodehouse andThe Cape Ann

"Charlie Quimby is the sharpest shooter in the West.Inhabited is a dramatic, honest, humane portrait of a Colorado city in the throes of great change and great choice. The characters and the setting are indelibly rendered?We're all in the mix here?rich and poor, homeless and over?housed, rancher and eco?activist, native politician and outside scoundrel.Inhabited is a vivid, compelling story delivered with 21st?century true grit."
?ALYSON HAGY, author ofBoleto

"A thoroughly enjoyable novel that masterfully takes the reader on an emotionally rewarding exploration of 'home' and the power the concept has on the human psyche."
?JONATHAN ODELL, author ofMiss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

"Inhabited transforms a typical community 'homeless problem' into a layered drama about our responsibilities to each other and the blunders and scars we must endure. I salute Charlie Quimby for following the path of Steinbeck and Orwell in writing empathetic portraits of the ignored and the shunned."
?JIM LYNCH, author ofBefore the Wind

Meg Mogrin sells pricey houses, belongs to the mayor's inner circle, and knows more than she's letting on about her sister's death. Isaac Samson lives in a tent and believes Thomas Edison invented the Reagan presidency. When their town attracts a game-changing development, Isaac is displaced by the town's crackdown on vagrancy. As Isaac struggles to regain stability, Meg contends with conflicting roles of assisting the developer while serving on the homeless coalition. Isaac's quest to return a lost artifact soon intrudes into Meg's tidy world, digging up a part of her past she'd rather remained buried.Inhabited, a sister novel to Charlie Quimby's acclaimedMonument Road, returns to the Grand Valley of western Colorado to explore the dimensions of loss, the boundaries of compassion, and the endurance of love.

Charlie Quimby is the author ofMonument Road, an Indie Next List pick andBooklist Editors' Choice in 2013. He began his writing career as playwright and arts journalist, veered into corporate communications and then founded a marketing agency that now purrs along without him. Along the way, he collected awards and developed the notion he had a few good novels in him. A native Coloradan and adopted Minnesotan, he is at home in both places.

Charlie Quimby is the author ofMonument Road, an Indie Next List pick andBooklist Editors' Choice in 2013. He began his writing career as playwright and arts journalist, veered into corporate communications and then founded a marketing agency that now purrs along without him. Along the way, he collected awards and developed the notion he had a few good novels in him. A native Coloradan and adopted Minnesotan, he is at home in both places.

"[Inhabited] spotlights the complex forces behind the spaces we call home."
?MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"The lives of Quimby's finely drawn characters interweave to produce a panorama as wide and full of light as the near–desert setting. Even his minor figures add significantly to the whole, and his skillful and delightful turns of phrase make reading this evocative novel a pleasure."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

"Quimby's descriptions of Colorado's high country show a painterly flare?an intriguing examination of people and a place in transition."
?KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Quimby's experiences as a Colorado native and an advocate for the homeless provide the novel’s backbone, but its real strength is in its cast of vivid, relatable individuals. Recommend to readers attuned to Kent Haruf, Annie Proulx, Laura Pritchett, and Bonnie Nadzam."
?BOOKLIST

"Inhabited is an outstanding novel with memorable, believable characters who deal simultaneously with the challenges of reclaiming and redeeming themselves as well as the landscapes that define their communities."
?THE UTAH REVIEW

"Charlie Quimby is a writer with a big talent, big heart, and big social conscience. In his second novel,Inhabited, characters finely drawn and memorable live amidst the crisscrossing lines of moral conscience, political juggling and economic expediency, a tough neighborhood. I was staggered by the authenticity of these people and their dilemmas."
?FAITH SULLIVAN, author ofGoodnight, Mr. Wodehouse andThe Cape Ann

"Charlie Quimby is the sharpest shooter in the West.Inhabited is a dramatic, honest, humane portrait of a Colorado city in the throes of great change and great choice. The characters and the setting are indelibly rendered?We're all in the mix here?rich and poor, homeless and over?housed, rancher and eco?activist, native politician and outside scoundrel.Inhabited is a vivid, compelling story delivered with 21st?century true grit."
?ALYSON HAGY, author ofBoleto

"A thoroughly enjoyable novel that masterfully takes the reader on an emotionally rewarding exploration of 'home' and the power the concept has on the human psyche."
?JONATHAN ODELL, author ofMiss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

"Inhabited transforms a typical community 'homeless problem' into a layered drama about our responsibilities to each other and the blunders and scars we must endure. I salute Charlie Quimby for following the path of Steinbeck and Orwell in writing empathetic portraits of the ignored and the shunned."
?JIM LYNCH, author ofBefore the Wind

Praise forMonument Road by Charlie Quimby

"Part modern western, part mystery, this first novel will appeal to fans of Louise Erdrich and Kent Haruf. Quimby's prose reads so true, it breaks the heart."
?BOOKLIST, starred review

"Quimby’s storytelling, his humane impulses and his lyrical passages on the meaning of love and time, and on the history, geology and botany of the region, will surely impress readers."
?MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"Not to be overlooked is the love, humor and friendship among pain and loss, which makes it a book far more about the richness of life than the finality of death."
?GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL

"Monument Road is a wonderful novel full of wit and wisdom, generosity and malice."
?GRAND JUNCTION FREE PRESS

"Quimby’s writing is sensitive and graceful; he has a talent for revealing slowly blossoming characters who are beautifully flawed and realistic."
?THE DESERET NEWS

"While not exactly a happy novel,Monument Road is beautiful and real, full of landscape imagery of the American Southwest as a poignant and sometimes haunting metaphor of our connections to the land."
?15 BYTES

"The Colorado setting and the author's simple style of prose perfectly complement the complexity of the human spirit in this superb debut."
?PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Monument Road is so rich with landscape, character and event that such a small telling cannot begin to do it justice. Read this exquisite story; it is a joy and a wonder and atour de force of authorship."
?SHELF AWARENESS

"This is a novel with size and scope and generosity, with an acute understanding of human nature and a deep appreciation for the ways people face change and work out their lives in relation to each other."
?KENT MEYERS, author ofTwisted Tree andThe Work of Wolves

"In prose that might have been chiseled from the magnificent landscape he describes, Charlie Quimby has written a great big American Novel. Full of pathos and humor and sadness, you won't reach the end of this book without feeling fuller and wiser. What a gift Charlie has given us."
?PETER GEYE, author ofThe Lighthouse Road andSafe from the Sea

"Monument Road is a legitimate modern western, complete with an impressively authentic and aging rancher, heartache, ghosts, low-lifes, a rural landscape undergoing radical transformation, a glut of evangelical churches, and the ancient, powerful cliffs and mesas that surround it all, in southwestern Colorado. The narrative is likewise unpredictable and wild! A pleasure to read."
?BONNIE NADZAM, author ofLamb

"The landscape and characters ofMonument Road ring true. Charlie Quimby has created a story that is hard to forget. His attention to the details of a fading life and life style are spot on and will be a window to any reader's understanding of the central phenomenon of the New West."
?DAN O'BRIEN, author ofStolen Horses andBuffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

"Monument Road is a big-hearted novel chock full of memorable characters, a pleasure to read."
?DAVID RHODES, author ofJewelweed andDriftless

"[Inhabited] spotlights the complex forces behind the spaces we call home."
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"The lives of Quimby's finely drawn characters interweave to produce a panorama as wide and full of light as the near–desert setting. Even his minor figures add significantly to the whole, and his skillful and delightful turns of phrase make reading this evocative novel a pleasure."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

"Quimby's descriptions of Colorado's high country show a painterly flare…an intriguing examination of people and a place in transition."
KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Quimby's experiences as a Colorado native and an advocate for the homeless provide the novel’s backbone, but its real strength is in its cast of vivid, relatable individuals. Recommend to readers attuned to Kent Haruf, Annie Proulx, Laura Pritchett, and Bonnie Nadzam."
BOOKLIST

"Inhabited is an outstanding novel with memorable, believable characters who deal simultaneously with the challenges of reclaiming and redeeming themselves as well as the landscapes that define their communities."
THE UTAH REVIEW

"Charlie Quimby is a writer with a big talent, big heart, and big social conscience. In his second novel,Inhabited, characters finely drawn and memorable live amidst the crisscrossing lines of moral conscience, political juggling and economic expediency, a tough neighborhood. I was staggered by the authenticity of these people and their dilemmas."
FAITH SULLIVAN, author ofGoodnight, Mr. Wodehouse andThe Cape Ann

"Charlie Quimby is the sharpest shooter in the West.Inhabited is a dramatic, honest, humane portrait of a Colorado city in the throes of great change and great choice. The characters and the setting are indelibly rendered…We're all in the mix here—rich and poor, homeless and over–housed, rancher and eco–activist, native politician and outside scoundrel.Inhabited is a vivid, compelling story delivered with 21st–century true grit."
ALYSON HAGY, author ofBoleto

"A thoroughly enjoyable novel that masterfully takes the reader on an emotionally rewarding exploration of 'home' and the power the concept has on the human psyche."
JONATHAN ODELL, author ofMiss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

"Inhabited transforms a typical community 'homeless problem' into a layered drama about our responsibilities to each other and the blunders and scars we must endure. I salute Charlie Quimby for following the path of Steinbeck and Orwell in writing empathetic portraits of the ignored and the shunned."
JIM LYNCH, author ofBefore the Wind

Praise forMonument Road by Charlie Quimby

"Part modern western, part mystery, this first novel will appeal to fans of Louise Erdrich and Kent Haruf. Quimby's prose reads so true, it breaks the heart."
BOOKLIST, starred review

"Quimby’s storytelling, his humane impulses and his lyrical passages on the meaning of love and time, and on the history, geology and botany of the region, will surely impress readers."
MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

"Not to be overlooked is the love, humor and friendship among pain and loss, which makes it a book far more about the richness of life than the finality of death."
GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL

"Monument Road is a wonderful novel full of wit and wisdom, generosity and malice."
GRAND JUNCTION FREE PRESS

"Quimby’s writing is sensitive and graceful; he has a talent for revealing slowly blossoming characters who are beautifully flawed and realistic."
THE DESERET NEWS

"While not exactly a happy novel,Monument Road is beautiful and real, full of landscape imagery of the American Southwest as a poignant and sometimes haunting metaphor of our connections to the land."
15 BYTES

"The Colorado setting and the author's simple style of prose perfectly complement the complexity of the human spirit in this superb debut."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Monument Road is so rich with landscape, character and event that such a small telling cannot begin to do it justice. Read this exquisite story; it is a joy and a wonder and atour de force of authorship."
SHELF AWARENESS

"This is a novel with size and scope and generosity, with an acute understanding of human nature and a deep appreciation for the ways people face change and work out their lives in relation to each other."
KENT MEYERS, author ofTwisted Tree andThe Work of Wolves

"In prose that might have been chiseled from the magnificent landscape he describes, Charlie Quimby has written a great big American Novel. Full of pathos and humor and sadness, you won't reach the end of this book without feeling fuller and wiser. What a gift Charlie has given us."
PETER GEYE, author ofThe Lighthouse Road andSafe from the Sea

"Monument Road is a legitimate modern western, complete with an impressively authentic and aging rancher, heartache, ghosts, low-lifes, a rural landscape undergoing radical transformation, a glut of evangelical churches, and the ancient, powerful cliffs and mesas that surround it all, in southwestern Colorado. The narrative is likewise unpredictable and wild! A pleasure to read."
BONNIE NADZAM, author ofLamb

"The landscape and characters ofMonument Road ring true. Charlie Quimby has created a story that is hard to forget. His attention to the details of a fading life and life style are spot on and will be a window to any reader's understanding of the central phenomenon of the New West."
DAN O'BRIEN, author ofStolen Horses andBuffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

"Monument Road is a big-hearted novel chock full of memorable characters, a pleasure to read."
DAVID RHODES, author ofJewelweed andDriftless

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