In The Year of Long Division
First published in 1995 by Knopf, In the Year of Long Division, is now out as an e-book from Dzanc books. It was a Barnes & Nobles Discover book when it was first released and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
"Raffel has the ability to turn the tiniest details into poetry"—Publisher's Weekly
"A writer of obvious and extreme talent"—The Los Angeles Times
"A dreamlike collection"—The San Francisco Chronicle
"Adventurous reading for real grownups"—The Denver Post
"A tremendously innovative prose style"—City Pages, Minneapolis
"As is has been with every new writer of intricate beauty and substance, so must it be with Dawn Raffel, a writer who is, in Gerard Manley Hopkins's words, 'spare, original, strange.' Here again is the joy of wonderment, of first discovery—a book to ponder, to read and reread, to share with other lovers of literature, to give as a gift—which is what In the Year of Long Division was to me."—Tillie Olsen