Lidia Yuknavitch's New Book Has New Trailer

Book trailer for Lidia Yuknavitch's 'The Small Backs of Children'

Lidia Yuknavitch's newest book isn't due out until July, but that doesn't mean it's too early to get a taste.

Andy Mingo, who is currently working on the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby, released a trailer for Yuknavitch's latest:

THE SMALL BACKS OF CHILDREN book trailer from Andy Mingo on Vimeo.

The Small Backs Of Children will debut on July 7th, 2015.

From the book's description:

A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.

With the flash of a camera, one girl’s life is shattered, and a host of others altered forever. . .

In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image wins acclaim and prizes, becoming an icon for millions—and a subject of obsession for one writer, the photographer’s best friend, who has suffered a devastating tragedy of her own.

As the writer plunges into a suicidal depression, her filmmaker husband enlists several friends, including a fearless bisexual poet and an ingenuous performance artist, to save her by rescuing the unknown girl and bringing her to the United States. And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide?

A fierce, provocative, and deeply affecting novel of both ideas and action that blends the tight construction of Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending with the emotional power of Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Small Backs of Children is a major step forward from one of our most avidly watched writers.

You can also head over here and watch "Romance", Andy Mingo's short film based on the Palahniuk story of the same name.

A personal recommendation, Yuknavitch's The Chronology of Water was one of the best books I read last year. It had me crying into my French toast at a diner. No kidding. Pick that one up too.

Image of The Small Backs of Children: A Novel
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Price: $13.97
Publisher: Harper (2015)
Binding: Hardcover, 240 pages
Image of The Chronology of Water: A Memoir
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Price: $10.77
Publisher: Hawthorne Books (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 268 pages

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