Books By Peter Gould
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In Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm, Gould has created a patchwork of true stories of farm life. You’ll learn how locals and newcomers helped each other out in a pivotal moment of history. Find out how young people, new to the land, learned how to tend gardens, animals, and fields, while belonging to a national movement against the Vietnam war and for peace and justice around the world.
Two people meet. They spend a night together. No description. No past tense; no third person. No narrative of any kind. Just talking. In fact, you only hear one person talking. Call him Chuck. Call him anything. It's up to you. And one other thing that's up to you: You have to supply very single word that Marly says. But, "I'm not a writer," you say. "Peter Gould's supposed to do that! What did he do; write half a book?"
Marly is a finished work, a novella, a dialogue in monologue form. It's also a game, and you are a player. All you have to do is sit and read and imagine.
Write Naked begins when Victor sneaks off with an old typewriter to test out the saying "You have to be naked to write." He expects solitude; instead he meets Rose Anna, a free spirit with an antique fountain pen and a passion to save the planet. Their unexpected encounter marks the beginning of an inspired writing partnership, featuring a quirky love story and an ecological fantasy featuring a tiny heroic newt. Together, the teens explore the possibility of connections - to one another, the woods outside, and the world beyond. Winner of the National Green Earth Book Award, 2009.
Burnt Toast reads as a fantasy on one man's transitional moment, in which he discovers something about his upcoming path in life. The imagery is intricate, and evokes an Edenic forest and farmland existence within a large extended family...a tone and insight to the spiritual searching and new mythology of the young people of that era.
Out of print. Available from used booksellers.