Rebecca Wolff is an award-winning poet and the founding editor of "Fence "and Fence Books. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is the author of three books of poems. She has published in "The Nation, The Paris Review, "and "A Public Space." Wolff lives in Athens, New York.
"A meticulous and pitch-perfect fever dream of adolescence, reminiscent of Shirley Jackson remixed by Mary Gaitskill." -Jonathan Lethem, author of "The Fortress of Solitude" and "Chronic City" "Original, electric, and fearless . . . Every page of "The Beginners" shimmers with the intensity of language shaped around, aimed at, what can't be said or explained within the convention of a haunted New England town and its teenage antiheroine." -Kate Christensen, author of "The Great Man" and "Trouble" "What a marvel, what a wonder, is this novel. It made me think of Rilke in collaboration with Emily Bronte. . . . Ravishing." -Peter Straub, author of "Shadowland" and "A Dark Matter""