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A story of awakening rich with the genius of squirrels, the grace of otters, the gorillas' need for quiet and the bovine dreams of whitetail deer

"captivating and fresh... terse and enchanting” - Bobbie Ann Mason


In a love story set in the near future, an uneven relationship is tested by a revolutionary advance against aging.

"A tense and timely love story that probes the disastrous gulf between class and technology” - Ben Marcus


In this darkly funny novella, two aging men arrive at their old factory to wait for their jobs to come back, believing the promises of Donald Trump's campaign.

"A furious, darkly comic fable for this precise American moment.” - J. Robert Lennon


An art handler at a contemporary art museum sits among dead birds awaiting the return of her roommate, an emerging artist of growing notoriety.

"The most decadently imaginative thing I’ve read in years” - Sandra Newman


No rules, no repeats, no creative limitations,

and no anxieties. . . Just pure, blissful fun, spiced with a healthy pinch of self-mockery and irony. Does it get any gayer than that?


Grace Kelly epitomized fire under ice.

Though she insisted Hitchcock treated her “like a porcelain doll,” in Dial M for Murder he subjected her to a brutal beating scene that covered her in bruises. “Torture the women!” Hitchcock exclaimed.


There is no great sense of loss for those with limited expectations.

Inspired by the lives and careers Cardinal Francis Spellman and Cardinal Richard Cushing.


These people who think they are something, they are really not.

They come and go wrapped like gypsies at a carnival, sounding like artists, smelling of mildew. I can’t take them anymore.


I wanted to tell Dr. Martin everything. Dr. Martin was old enough to be my father.

He used product in his hair. Dr. Martin wore jeans that went into the freezer at night, instead of into the washing machine.


She bought a home down the hill from my own, a snug little number done up in wisteria.

Not so long ago she won a Golden Globe for her featured role in one of those paranormal romances. I hadn't seen the film, but I had heard good things. . .


I wake up to check my computer to see if I have posted anything I am now embarrassed by so I can delete it.

I get distracted by other things.



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