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Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love & Other Trips, ECW Press, 2013

“Eli Hastings will punch through your ribcage and rip your heart out–and you will thank him for it.”

– Benjamin Percy, author of Refresh, Refresh, The Wilding, Red Moon

“As elemental, lyrical and cringe-inducing a love story as they come.”

– Kirkus Reviews

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Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips

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A memoir about loving someone you cannot save. More info →
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Falling Room (American Lives)

Falling Room (American Lives)

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Falling Room is the tale of how one man matures through the sometimes violent blessing of social change and finds himself--and a sense of purpose--through the loss of innocence and naiveté. More info →
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Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips

Clearly Now, the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips

A suspenseful, darkly funny, devastating journey, this nuanced memoir brings to life the troubled, decade-long relationship between Eli Hastings and his friend Serala. At family events, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. But elsewhere, she wore a lip ring, designer shades, and a cowboy hat; would regularly drink frat boys under the table; would sleep less than five hours a week; and would place herself in dangerous situations for another bag of heroin. Serala's complex character and seemingly haphazard choices are made real, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border towns to unplanned 50-hour road trips from L.A. to New York City. Although her dark and traumatic journey concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful resolution about his unique friendship More info →