Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction - Jake Silverstein

In his mid-twenties, after struggling (and failing) to become a poet, Jake Silverstein bought a used Toyota and drove to far-west Texas to try his hand at journalism. He reasoned that he would move to a place where nothing was happening, so that when something did happen, he’d be the only one there to write about it. NOTHING HAPPENED AND THEN IT DID (W.W. Norton, $14.95) chronicles Silverstein’s optimistic quests along the U.S.-Mexico border. The take? Half of Silverstein’s essays are fact and half are fiction. They’re all exquisitely observed dispatches from remote corners of the country, and slyly funny meditations on the art and act of writing.

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ISBN: 9780393339949
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 16th, 2011