A gracefully disconcerting collection of stories by the winner of the 2005 Narrative Prize.
Wavering between fidelity and freedom, the women in this sparkling debut deal with emotional damage and unhealed heartbreak by plunging into unusual, often bizarre, relationships.
PIA Z. EHRHARDT'S stories and essays have appeared in McSweeney's, Mississippi Review, Oxford American, and Narrative Magazine, and have been anthologized in Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe and New Sudden Fiction: Short-Shorts from America and Beyond. Her short story collection, Famous Fathers & Other Stories was published by MacAdam/Cage (June 2007). Her work has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts and can be heard on KQED Radio. She is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Fellowship and the 2005 Narrative Prize. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and son.
“Pia Z’s stories will break your heart in the best way imaginable. I actually gasped aloud several times while reading this astonishing collection—it’s that brave, that funny, that shocking, that good.”
— KAREN RUSSELL author of St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Publication Date: June 15, 2007
trim size: 8 x 5.3 x 1