The Afterlife of Emerson Tang

By Paula Champa
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547792781, 336pp.)

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

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A driving, panoramic novel of four strangers whose personal struggles with grief become interconnected through their quest to reunite the body and engine of a vintage car.

About the Author
Paula Champa writes on design and the arts and has contributed to magazines including Surface, Intersection, American Artist, Print, and I.D. Over the past decade, she has reported on car culture and the emergence of sustainable transportation. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, she was educated at Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her short fiction has appeared in several literary journals and in the anthology The Way We Work. The Afterlife of Emerson Tang is her first novel.

Praise For The Afterlife of Emerson Tang

"In these pages, Paula Champa conceives the ideal automobile: a total fusion of power and beauty. Her stunning first novel likewise brings those qualities into perfect balance. The raw emotion of her story and the restrained elegance of her writing together make for a literary tour de force."
—Jonathon Keats, author of The Book of the Unknown

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