Thursday, October 22, 2009

Texas Books in Review Reads The Floating Order

Logo Texas Books in ReviewThe most recent issue of Texas Books in Review contains a review of The Floating Order entitled "Veneration of Madness" by Rene LeBlanc. The issue can be ordered through their website or found through the academic database Proquest.

Here's an excerpt:

"The stories in Erin Pringle’s The Floating Order focus on images and ideas frequently linked in Western literature—fairy tales and reality, madness and imagination, death and children. [. . .] So, what saves Pringle’s stories from the realm of the exhausted metaphor of madness and childhood as sources of truth, ones Faulkner used long before in As I Lay Dying?

"First, the titles themselves are typically deftly interwoven with the stories and freighted with poetic meaning. Examples occur in the name of the title story and of ones like 'Looker,' in which the 'looker' is both attractive and a perpetual searcher and seer. Other instances of conscious, focused attention to poetic language, to the boundaries and intersections of poetry and fiction, include Pringle’s use of ellipses and the child narrator voice. These allow such illogical pairings as that represented in 'they took him back to where children turn into fireworks.'"

~ Rene LeBlanc, "Veneration of Madness"
Texas Books in Review

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Asylum" in Dogzplot

The government removed the lid of the incredible disappearing box and turned over the top hat and punctured the water tank so the patients spilled down the hallways, over the walls, to dry out like toads to be mowed over in the neighbors’ front yards.

Read the rest of "Asylum" by Erin Pringle-Toungate at Dogzplot

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Two Ravens Press Releases E-Book Edition of The Floating Order by Erin Pringle-Toungate

Picture of Nook E-Reader
Two Ravens Press has released the E-book version of The Floating Order. The E-version is half the price of the print version, ringing in at £4.50 (~$7.00 US).

Two Ravens Press E-Book Catalog
The Book Depository E-Version of The Floating Order

(E-ISBN: 9781906120832)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Here Be Monsters": the shortReview reads The Floating Order

Logo The Short Review
From Pauline Masurel's review of The Floating Order:

These are disturbing stories. A lost child finds sanctuary inside a piano, infants are drowned and buried, a baby-sitter disappears, a mother is kidnapped, a sister washes compulsively, a child goes blind and a goat is sick. This collection contains nineteen stories of childhood, which are full of dark, dangerous and deadly events that return to haunt you long after reading. There are no safe, saccharine fairy tale endings. This is contemporary Brothers Grimm for adults.

Read the full review, and an interview with Erin Pringle-Toungate.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 31-August 2, 2009: Dogzplot Atlantic City Reading

As part of the 2009 Dogzplot Reading, Pringle will read from The Floating Order on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Reading At the Mudhouse

She meant to write first about the lovely time she had last night reading at The Space in Durham, NC, but she has to announce two, last-minute engagements.

She'll be reading at Mudhouse Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar in their Crozet and Charlottesville locations. You can find her in Crozet on Wednesday, July 29 (2009) @ 7 PM and then in Charlottesville on Thursday, July 30 (2009) @ 2 PM.

The Charlottesville Mudhouse: 213 West Main Street 
The new Crozet Mudhouse: 5793 The Square

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 19, 2009: Michael Martone and Erin Pringle at Greencup Books in Birmingham

Greencup books Birmingham Alabama
Michael Martone and Erin Pringle-Toungate will give a reading together at Greencup Books in Birmingham, AL. 

Event begins at 8:30 PM.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 18, 2009: Book Signing at Bienville Books, Mobile, Alabama

Erin will make her first stop of The Floating Order  book tour in Mobile. She'll be signing copies of from 12-2 at Bienville Books in the Haunted Book Loft.

Bienville Books is in the heart of Mobile's historic district: 109 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama.

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 8, 2009: Author Reading and Signing BookWoman in Austin

Bookwoman, Austin Texas
At 7 PM, Erin Pringle-Toungate will be reading from The Floating Order at Austin's Feminist Bookstore, BookWoman. 

BookWoman is located at 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. #A-105, Austin, Texas. A book signing will follow the reading.

Friday, June 26, 2009

July 4, 2009: Reading at Burro Coffee & Stone River Festival

Coffeeshop in Wimberley Texas
Erin will read from The Floating Order as part of the Stone River Festival, at Burro Coffee in Wimberley, TX. She's scheduled to read at noon.

Burro Coffee is located in the village square, near the store with the awesome animal sculptures.