George Ovitt

Books

The Showcase
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,460. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2022 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Most of my life has become wrapped up in stories, and I sometimes get a case of vertigo when I’m put on the spot and have to tell the unvarnished truth. The Showcase aspires to tell the truth about a particular time and place—Philadelphia in the 1980s—by unraveling the intimate lives of ordinary individuals coming of age in the decade when America was transformed into a less hopeful place.
Trotsky’s Sink: Ninety-Eight Short Essays about Literature
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,240. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2021 by Fomite. Categories: Essay » Literature
Initially conceived of as a literary correspondence between them, authors George Ovitt and Peter Nash set out to chronicle their reading experiences in a series of short essays about the literature they love. Ultimately, in just over five years, they wrote more than 350 such essays, their favorite of which they’ve assembled in this collection.
Tribunal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2020 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tribunal is a novel about judgments. How, in the clear light of the present, do we make sense of the past? What do we remember, and what do we choose to forget? Two people, survivors of the tragic events of the wars in Indo-China—a solider and a State Department employee—cross paths by accident on another momentous occasion, Inauguration Day, 1981.
Stillpoint
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,830. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2018 by Fomite. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stillpoint tells the story of a single day in the life of a widow living alone with her books and memories in a small New Mexico town. Elle fills her days with work—translating the poems of the great Italian romantic Giacomo Leopardi—and with reflecting on her life as a daughter, a wife, and a mother. How, Elle wonders, do we put into words the truths of our life; how do we find peace in solitude?

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1980s    leopardi    philadelphia    solitude    translation