One of the reasons I adore fiction is that it can do two things no other art can: deep consciousness and extended, textured language.
A novel should be more than its page-by-page performance.
Every story has a slight twinge of unreality to it, but at the same time hums with an inescapable, gritty humanity.
This is not a collection of stories overly dependent on plot; these are stories that attain their power through description, through syntax.
The Suicide of Claire Bishop by Carmiel Banasky 384 pages Dzanc Books, 2015 $24.95 ISBN 978-1938103087 Have you ever had that moment when you have to take a step back […]
Jen Grow’s debut collection, My Life as a Mermaid, won the 2012 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Competition. She is the Fiction Editor of Little Patuxent Review. Her short fiction and nonfiction have […]
If I Knew the Way, I’d Take You Home by Dave Housley 2015, Dzanc Books 208 Pages, $14.95 ISBN-978-1936873661 How do you feel about music? Do you think […]
My Life As a Mermaid, and Other Stores by Jen Grow 2015, Dzanc Books 216 Pages, $14.95 ISBN-13 978-1938103032 Heart beating in your ears, hidden away from the […]