Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Hybrid Genre. Winner of the Les Figues 2014 NOS Book Contest, as selected by Fanny Howe. In this debut collection, Adam Tipps Weinstein essays the space between fiction and non-, examining such phenomena as graveyard-shoe collecting, collars, and garden sub-plots. Such speculations result in fact-filled fabulations and histories woven from esoterica-quotes and anecdotes assembled into tapestries of synergistic references as immutable as the paper they are printed on. SOME VERSIONS OF THE ICE reads like a walking tour of exhibits and non-exhibits at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, where history, theory, and philosophy merge, become poetic. "This is a happy book," writes Fanny Howe, "sinister undertones reserved for the reader to recognize, if they are there at all. I love information. Uncanny information. The sub-plot and the reason for versions rather than certainties. SOME VERSIONS OF THE ICE is special, an original."
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Adam Tipps Weinstein is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing, and Steffensen-Cannon fellow at the University of Utah. He is also nonfiction editor for Quarterly West. Adam lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Emily, two cats and a dog, and a daughter. His essays can be found in Conjunctions, New Orleans Review, Pank, and curious other places. SOME VERSIONS OF THE ICE (Les Figues Press, 2016) is his first book. Author City: SALT LAKE CY, UT USA