When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets & We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds - Sasha Fletcher

When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets & We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds - Sasha Fletcher

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I WANT TO GO BACK TO THIS ICEBERG IN THE SINK.

104 Pages
5.8″ x 8.3″
ISBN: 978-1-941985-70-0
Release date: March 5, 2019

This was Sasha Fletcher's first book. It's back! It's about a couple, in a house. The world around them is falling apart all the time, and it's wonderful. There's an iceberg in the sink and cops are swarming the yard. There's a parade, somewhere, in the distance, all the time, for practically no reason. In one sense, this a book about what happens when someone asks you what you're thinking. In another sense, it's a book about what happens when someone asks you what you're thinking. Sometimes we can all get a bit carried away. It's good to have someone around when that happens.

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PRAISE FOR WHEN ALL OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED

“With When All Our Days Are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets & We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will Be Upstairs in the Clouds (Mud Luscious Press, 2010) Sasha Fletcher has distinguished himself as a writer of great imagination, a careful craftsman of sentences, one attentive to tone and rhythm, to the visual dynamics of the page, to a profluence not beholden to the unbreakable chain of this-follows-that, a profluence sensitive to the reader’s inherent capacity to fill in the mortar between the bricks of text.”

-Big Other

“Sasha Fletcher’s first novella is like a bird that visits, flutters, migrates south, circles back, sings again, and finally vanishes in the clouds. It is alive and organic. It has a pulse and wings. [E]ach moment of carefree wordplay actually serves a purpose: it reveals the author’s process, it shows us the working mind, the mind at work. These crafty permutations are satisfying because they echo our internal patterns of thought and of language. To be sure, Fletcher is precise. His chance rhymes often strike a nerve. You can feel how he is fulfilled by an image, and how his images fulfill. Most impressively, he knows how to arrange the words on the page so that you feel like you’re reading art, or poetry, or whatever something tended to, something cared for.”

- The Brooklyn Rail

When All Are Days Are Numbered….[contains] whimsy that deals with real emotions, a whimsy that deals sex and death, with love and loneliness, fear and anxiety. Whimsy has a connotation of lightness, of airy frivolity. Fletcher deals with tangible, life-changing things in a style that is, on its face, whimsical. But underneath, it s a voice that has a deep understanding of what it means to be human, and what it means to be alive and constantly living in the moment, always moving forward.”

- Annalemma