Person Detail: Mermer Blakeslee
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|Full Name: Mermer Blakeslee|
Mermer Blakeslee has published two novels, Same Blood and In Dark Water. In Dark Water was selected by Barnes and Noble for its Discover Great New Writers series. Mermer was awarded three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in fiction, the most recent in 2008. An excerpt from Digger's God, her latest novel, won the 2006 Narrative prize from Narrative Magazine. Mermer is also a professional skier and her non-fiction book, In the Yikes! Zone: A Conversation with Fear, emerged from over twenty years of intensive work with fearful students. She was born, raised and still lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
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(Pub: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0-395-48601-7.)
In Dark Water
(Pub: Ballantine. ISBN: 0-345-41777-1.)
In the Yikes! Zone: A Conversation with Fear
(Pub: Dutton. ISBN: 0-525-94638-1)
Mermer Blakeslee was born in Greene County, New York, and lived there from 1957 until 1975 and from 1979 from 1988. Her first novel was written and set in Greene County.
Mermer Blakeslee moved to Delaware County, New York, in 1988. Her second and third novels were written and set there.
When You Live By A River
(Pub: Narrative Library ISBN: 0984381686 / 978-0984381685 )
Novel, a story about love, death, religion, and land which takes place in 1931 in rural New York beneath what is now a reservoir.