How I Got Him Back

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2725-8
Publication Date
October 2013
Page Count
312 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

How I Got Him Back

A Novel
About the Author

Valerie Sayers is the author of five novels: Due East; How I Got Him Back, or, Under the Cold Moon's Shine; Who Do You Love; The Distance Between Us; and Brain Fever. Who Do You Love and Brain Fever were named New York Times "Notable Books of the Year," and a film, Due East, was based on her novels Due East and How I Got Him Back. She has received a Pushcart Prize for fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and has served on two NEA literature panels. Her stories, essays, and reviews appear widely in such journals as Zoetrope, Ploughshares, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Commonweal, and have been cited in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays.


"If William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County was a postage stamp of the South, then Valerie Sayers’ fictional hamlet, Due East., S.C., is a microchip… brings to mind novelist Walker Percy and his Kierkegaardian leaps to faith."– New York Daily News