The Vast Fields of Ordinary
By Nick Burd
(Speak, Paperback, 9780142418208, 320pp.)
Publication Date: March 17, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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It's Dade's last summer at home, and things are pretty hopeless. He has a crappy job, a "boyfriend" who treats him like dirt, and his parents' marriage is falling apart. So when he meets and falls in love with the mysterious Alex Kincaid, Dade feels like he's finally experiencing true happiness. But when a tragedy shatters the final days of summer, he realizes he must face his future and learn how to move forward from his past.
Nick Burd attended the University of Iowa and received his MFA from The New School. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Vast Fields of Ordinary is his first novel.
"A fascinating and dreamy first novel." -New York Times
"Bold. Engaging. Heartbreaking." -Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Crank
"A brilliant account of alienation and angst in the heartland." -Quest Magazine
"Nick Burd reaps a bounty from The Vast Fields of Ordinary." -Vanity Fair
"Burd is a terrific writer+he is a new talent to watch." -Booklist, starred review