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The Insufficiency of Maps

Atria Books/Simon and Schuster


"Pierce's language is pure poetry. A haunting novel of a young girl coping with a troubled history -- both hers and her people's -- The Insufficiency of Maps is a lyrical ghost dance of words."

From the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Editors (Summer 2007 Selection)

"Nora Pierce's debut novel, The Insufficiency of Maps, explores the textures and mysteries of the fundamental human experiences - love, dependence, marginality, madness - in a poetic style which does not seek to simply explicate those textures and mysteries, but embodies them."

Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander


Hear Nora Pierce interviewed on the Mark Steiner show

Nora Pierce at SimonSays, official publisher's site

2007 Nora Pierce