Dead Girls and Other Stories

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Dzanc Books
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781945814334
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About the Author

Emily Geminder's short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in AGNI, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Tin House Open Bar, Witness, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Award and a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and her work was noted in Best American Essays 2016. She has worked as a journalist in New York and Cambodia, and is a Provost's Fellow in creative writing and literature at the University of Southern California.

Reviews

"An eerie convergence of female identities and experiences across time and space... Startling, far-reaching tales of women who haunt and are haunted."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"In her debut collection, Geminder covers a range of subjects and injects them with her own brand of liveliness and creativity...Geminder's stories are refreshing, surprising, and evocative."
--Publishers Weekly

"Geminder's book showcases an acute sensitivity to worlds both inside and out. There's real delicacy to the craft but underneath all the skill is a shaking sense of purpose, and a great love of the brokenness and beauty of humanity. This is a substantive, memorable debut."
--Aimee Bender, author of The Color Master and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

"The stories in Geminder's mesmerizing Dead Girls seamlessly weave gender and geopolitics and the dreamlike worlds of characters struggling to find hope and reason within their near apocalypses. The thread of unease that runs through the collection is insightful, rebellious, and righteous."
--Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock

"An electrifying read. Written in dreamy prose, these stories take the world we know and turn it inside out, making us question everything we think we know about our places in it. But don't let the dream-like quality fool you: These stories have teeth. Seductive but fierce, full of keen insights and tenacious questions, Geminder's fearless and utterly original debut collection will haunt you and nourish you at the same time."
--Dana Johnson, author of In the Not Quite Dark and Elsewhere, California

"Geminder's stirring collection explores death-haunted scenarios from unexpected angles. Whether the characters are caught in the currents of Cambodian history or the private mythologies of an American summer, they're often plunged into moments that dissolve all certainties about identity, consciousness, and the body. Etched with a matter-of-fact lyricism, Dead Girls will haunt you, sure, but that's barely half the story."
--Jeff Jackson, author of Mira Corpora
"Geminder offers a distinctly female perspective, often through a collective, yet sharply personal narrator. History pulls along the underside of these stories, both individual and global, deepening her world and connecting her themes across time and circumstance."
--Arkansas International

"This is not a collection of stories overly dependent on plot; these are stories that attain their power through description, through syntax. ... Death is the ultimate struggle, and it hangs over every word of this collection."
--JMWW

"The stories in Geminder's mesmerizing Dead Girls seamlessly weave gender and geopolitics and the dreamlike worlds of characters struggling to find hope and reason within their near apocalypses. The thread of unease that runs through the collection is insightful, rebellious, and righteous."
--Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock

"An electrifying read. Written in dreamy prose, these stories take the world we know and turn it inside out, making us question everything we think we know about our places in it. But don't let the dream-like quality fool you: These stories have teeth. Seductive but fierce, full of keen insights and tenacious questions, Geminder's fearless and utterly original debut collection will haunt and nourish you."
--Dana Johnson, author of In the Not Quite Dark and Elsewhere, California

"Geminder's stirring collection explores death-haunted scenarios from unexpected angles. Whether the characters are caught in the currents of Cambodian history or the private mythologies of an American summer, they're often plunged into moments that dissolve all certainties about identity, consciousness, and the body. Etched with a matter-of-fact lyricism, Dead Girls will haunt you, sure, but that's barely half the story."
--Jeff Jackson, author of Mira Corpora