By Joan Connor
Winner of the 2010 Leapfrog Fiction Contest.
"Excellent and full of life. a pointy wit, the apt metaphor, the flip of word that pleases and surprises."—Marge Piercy, contest judge
"Bright, brassy, spunky, clever. inventive writing. . . . Quirky and packed with metaphoric twists that regularly startle."—Michael Mirolla, contest judge
"Smart, humorous, biting, and, principally, touching. a suite to take pleasure in over and over."—Michael White, writer of Beautiful Assassin
Praise for Joan Connor's earlier collections:
"Brilliantly quirky wit and wordplay."—Syndey Lea, writer of A Little Wilderness
"A deeply gifted writer."—Alyce Miller, writer of Water
"Candor, bracing wit, and skewering perception that may kill if she permit it."—Rosellen Brown, writer of Half a Heart
Joan Connor's assortment investigates love and loss, intercourse, family members, and the methods they echo again via reminiscence, occasionally to convenience and infrequently to chew. a few comedian, a few darkish, the tales diversity from lyrical to laugh-out-loud humorous. The name tale is a ridicule self-help handbook on the way to fall out of affection. "Men in Brown" is a rollicking account of a lady infatuated along with her UPS guy. "Aground" is a dismal account of male lust and violence on a lonely island in Maine.
Joan Connor is a professor at Ohio college and at Fairfield University's low residency MFA software. She obtained the AWP award for her assortment History Lessons, and the River enamel Literary Nonfiction Prize for The global ahead of Mirrors. Her past collections are We Who stay aside and Here on previous direction 7.
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