Winner of the 2013 CNY Book Award for Fiction.
When you step inside Patrick Lawler's Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds, you will find yourself hovering in the clouds, among a family and a town, and in the world of one of fiction's most inventive writers. Patrick Lawler's novel is about resonance, echoes, and naming; about hiding inside of names; about standing completely still; and about the fractalization of family. Connect the dots. Connect the secrets. Mother. Father. Sisters. Brother. Every character wears a variety of masks, and every place is also someplace else. Rescuers of Skydivers Search Among the Clouds is a reconfiguring of narrative--how stories exist inside stories, how place exists inside self, how self exists inside others, and how parachutists exist inside clouds.