No One Is Here Except All of Us

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No One Is Here Except All of Us

By Ramona Ausubel; Laural Merlington (Read by)

Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611206722

Publication Date: February 28, 2012


A beguiling, imaginative and inspiring story that marks the arrival of a major new literary talent.

About the Author
Ramona Ausubel is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of the novel "No One Is Here Except All of Us "and the short story collection A Guide to Being Born. Her work has been published in "The New Yorker", "One Story", "The Paris Review Daily", "Best American Fantasy", and elsewhere, and has received special mentions in "The Best American Short Stories "and "The Best American Nonrequired Reading". She has been longlisted for The Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize, and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions award and the Pushcart Prize.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including one for Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby.

Praise For No One Is Here Except All of Us

"...fantastical and ambitious...infused with faith in the power of storytelling." - New York Times
"Ausubel uses the history of her own great grandmother as the framework for her first novel, which fully evokes the horrors of the Holocaust by merely touching on events. A fabulist tale of love, loss, faith, hope, community, and, especially, the power of story." - Booklist
"Ausubel has written a riveting, otherworldly story about an all-too-real war and the transformative power of community." - Library Journal
"Ramona Ausubel's debut, No One Is Here Except All of Us captures the magical group-think of a Romanian village that retreats into an imaginary reality at the outbreak of war." - Vogue
"...a sustained magical realist fable where the characters also engage in self-conscious magical thinking." - The Toronto Star
"...beautifully written in a flowing, lyrical prose...hauntingly poetic...No One is Here is an electric jolt, waking us up to remember what has been and what could be again." - Relevant Magazine
"...lyrical and poetic...fascinating." -
"In her strange and lovely debut novel, Ramona Ausubel tells (slyly, sideways) of the horrors of war: A Romanian Jewish community dreams up a collective delusion about the world they live in. Rather than resist or run from events too insane to be real, they construct an elaborate game of make-believe which works, until it doesn't. I was unsettled and moved by this tale of the human imagination - its force, its failure and its regeneration." - Danzy Senna, author of You are Free
"In her debut novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel breaks new ground, with a unique prose style that weaves a classic immigrant tale into a world of dreams. The town of Zalischick and its citizens re-write their own story, filling it with magic, hope, and a determination in the face of destruction to find new ways to begin." - Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief
"Here is a world created out of the most curious and beautiful remnants of our own: opera, suitcases, letters, rivers, daughters, strangers and shovels. Ramona Ausubel cracks open the very idea of a book and fills its shell with a thing glimmering, thrilling and new." - Samantha Hunt, author on The Invention of Everything Else
"A special work of the imagination, an original gift, dark and light, and Ramona Ausubel colors it all with a glowing wisdom." - Ron Carlson, author of Five Skies
"Beautifully written and alive in story, fascinating characters, and place. You can't help but compare Ausubel's book with Marquez, with her fantastic vision of history and invention, the small village dreaming the vast world, but she is her own new fresh voice." - Brad Watson, author of The Heaven of Mercury
"A wise, compassionate book that even in its darkest turns uplifts." - Christine Schutt, author of Florida and All Souls