Once You Go Back (Paperback)

By Douglas A. Martin

Seven Stories Press, 9781583228784, 207pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009



This is a semi-autobiograpical novel about growing up in a strained working-class household transplanted to the South. Martin carefully brings out the curiosity of children on the verge of becoming sexual and their confusion in the midst of family violence.

About the Author

DOUGLAS A. MARTIN is the author of Branwell; Outline of My Lover (selected by Colm Toibin as International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement); They Change the Subject, a book of stories; and In the Time of Assignments, a book of poetry. Born in Virginia in 1973, and raised in Georgia, he now lives in New York City.