Canceled: Joan Frank and Peg Alford Pursell

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:30pm

Where You're All Going (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image

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Praise for Where You're All Going

“Joan Frank’s wonderful novellas are funny, edgy, poignant and true. Attuned to the predicaments of the slight-outsider, and of good people struggling to get by, Frank gives us characters dealing with love lost and love sustained, and the small essential intimacies that make up both. Her prose is vivid, her observations sharp, and everywhere music and song animate the conversation. You’ll feel more alive when you read these stories, and hold closer to you the people you cherish.” —Sylvia Brownrigg 

"Joan Frank has an uncanny ability to go deeply into character and with the lightest touch show us how divided we humans are in the most complicated matters of the heart. Where You’re All Going  is a marvel." —Ann Packer, NYT best-selling author of The Children’s Crusade  

“Every novella in this book is, in part, about music, from jazz to classical to Marvin Gaye. One could practically mark the first novella, ‘staccato’; every paragraph begs to be read aloud, to be heard. The stories are, line after line, brimming with a brisk freshness.” —Aimee Bender

About Where You're All Going

In her quartet of novellas, Joan Frank invites readers into the inner lives of characters bewildered by love, grief, and inexplicable affinities. A young couple navigates a strange friendship and unexpected pregnancy; a woman recalls the bizarre fallout of her former lover's fame; a lonely widow is drawn to an arrogant young man; a wealthy spiritual seeker grapples with what wealth cannot affect. Witty and humane, Frank taps the riches of the novella form as she writes of loneliness, friendship, loss, and the filaments of intimacy that connect us through time.

 

Where You're All Going (Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448507
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Published: Sarabande Books - February 18th, 2020

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A Girl Goes Into the Forest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945814877
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Published: Dzanc Books - July 16th, 2019

Following her acclaimed debut, Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, award-winning author Peg Alford Pursell explores and illuminates love and loss in 78 hybrid stories and fables. A Girl Goes into the Forest immerses readers in the complex desires, contradictions, and sorrows of daughters, wives, and husbands, artists, siblings, and mothers.


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