Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Amount to Carry

The Amount to Carry


Carter Scholz



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In this collection of twelve stories, Carter Scholz reveals his truly remarkable range and prodigious narrative gifts. Traveling from the surface of the moon to the New Jersey suburbs, they explore the places in the human mind where science and fiction merge. Here are stories that disturb the universe, probe the worlds we call home, and measure the degrees of our alienation. Mind-expanding, entertaining, and often richly disquieting, the stories in The Amount to Carry are bravura performances of the imagination.


Praise for The Amount to Carry

“Freakishly gifted...surreally brilliant.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Roves fearlessly to the outermost reaches of our ability to understand...not just intellectually provocative but emotionally rich, even saturated.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Concise, rhythmic language...Italo Calvino, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace come to mind...Scholz weaves the analytical, the literal, the literary, the imaginary, and the emotional.” —The Boston Globe

“These are superbly crafted pieces, and Scholz proves once again he is a writer of alluring intellectual depth and subtlety.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Shows science to be the perfect speedball.” —The New York Times Book Review

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Carter Scholz

Carter Scholz is the author of Radiance and co-author of Kafka Americana. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Carter Scholz

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