Author of The Insufficiency of Maps
"Nora Pierce's debut novel, The Insufficiency of Maps, explores the textures and mysteries of the fundamental human experiences -- love, dependence, marginality, madness--in a poetic style which does not seek to simply explicate those textures and mysteries, but embodies them."Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander
Pierce’s striking debut introduces readers to five-year-old Alice, a young Native American girl whose short life has been lived entirely through the looking glass. Hers is a hardscrabble, itinerant life in a surreal desert wonderland of lonely bus stops and ramshackle trailer parks in the American West.