Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Inhabited is a book that looks at the spaces in our lives that we inhabit. We each have a space we call home, it could be you live in a big house, or a apartment or in a tent by a winding river. Each of us needs shelter and dignity.
Inhabited tells the intersecting stories of a Colorado real estate agent who has many personal struggles living in Grand Valley and the homeless population. She must deal with the grief on the death of her sister and marriage and the homeless population who clash with the community as they look for a place to call their own. Inhabited is very well researched and the issues surrounding the homeless will educate the reader. I learned so much.
Quimby is a beautiful writer. His words evoke a beautiful landscape of poetic prose. Inhabited is a book to savor, to read slowly and enjoy the language.
Go beyond the book with these links:
An Interview with Charlie Quimby: http://www.rubiconline.com/qa-book-fest-author-charlie-quimby-talks-about-newest-book-monument-road/
Book Review by the Star Tribune in Mpls.: http://www.startribune.com/reviews-inhabited-by-charlie-quimby-and-a-house-without-windows-by-nadia-hashimi/396353461/
Kirkus review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/charlie-quimby/inhabited-quimbly/
National Alliance to End Homelessness: http://www.endhomelessness.org/
Avenues for Youth: I teach in Mpls and have students who are homeless and this organization helps homeless teens in my area. 6000 homeless every night. http://avenuesforyouth.org/
INHABITED, a novel by Charlie Quimby from Torrey House Press on Vimeo.