BOOKS by debra di blasi
New Mixed Media Writing
skin of the sun
A seering and intelligent collection of mixed-media writing ranging from the Phil Spector murder trial, to South Africa drug gangs, to marriage and cancer, 9/11 and celebrity culture. Available in full color or black-and-white.
Winner of Thorpe Menn Book Award
"A stunning piece of writing...spare and lean, sexy, psychologically charged and extremely visual."
"What's interesting about Drought is how it sustains the tension between the generic elements of tragedy and its precise manifestation in the mundane details of everyday life.
--The Review of Contemporary Fiction
Winner of the &NOW Awards
THE JIRI CHRONICLES
"The sum effect of reading this collection/novel is astonishing: as though one has just had a fast-forward tour though not only the last hundred years of the art of American fiction, but also the last hundred years of American culture."
--Steve Tomasula, author of VAS
"Debra Di Blasi writes in a gray zone where literature, art and conceptual performance meet. Her prose reads like poetry or comes with scrapbook visuals. Her social comment channels Duchamp and his surreal cousins....
--The Kansas City Star
"There are dozens of "why not?" moments in Jirí, and Di Blasi exploits them all for maximum effect.
Praised by New York Times Book Review
PRAYERS OF AN ACCIDENTAL NATURE
"In clear, resonant prose, laced with bittersweet humor, Di Blasi imparts her understanding of love's multiple ironies."
--New York Times Book Review
"Di Blasi's themes of sexual obsession, physical beauty and lost love ignite this notable effort to define the perils of intimacy."
"Debra Di Blasi writes about sex and love with thrilling originality and insight. Prayers of an Accidental Nature is a remarkable collection."
-- Robert Olen Butler, 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner for A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
The movie you've been waiting for is a book.
"If you want something different, that might provoke some thinking, this is well worth a go. Go on - expand your mind...."
—Tim Gray, Goodreads
Horror meets the American Dream. A take-no-prisoners comedy-tragedy about suburban sprawl, racism, gun culture, Hollywood, love & hate, and what just may be the American Nightmare. Find out more...
A symphonic novel
What the body requires
"What the Body Requires is to the mind what chocolate is to the tongue -- rich and decadent."
--Carolyn Szczepanski, The Pitch
"Highly ambitious and of the deepest seriousness...with an evocative prose and an exotic, vividly imagined landscape."
--R.M. Berry, author of Leonardo's Horse