A Small Apocalypse: Stories

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$24.00  $22.32
Triquarterly Books
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5.91 X 8.9 X 0.71 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
LAURA CHOW REEVE is a writer and illustrator living in Richmond, Virginia. Her fiction has been published in the Rumpus, Catapult, and Joyland, among other publications. Her story in Hyphen was a 2017 winner of the Pen/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and featured on LeVar Burton Reads.
Named a most anticipated book of 2024 by The Rumpus and Debutiful

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"This debut collection functions as an exploration of radical subversiveness--of race and ethnicity, of gender and sexuality, of models of family and community, even of species. Lines blur, categories coalesce, and hybridity reigns supreme." --Kirkus

"Anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, will find this work to be resonant, poignant, and, perhaps, startlingly cathartic." --Booklist

"Reeve is, above all else, a remarkably sound architect of the short story. Her prose is lucid; it forestalls confusion even as she describes things that are hard to imagine, or hard to talk about. It's always nice to know there's somebody trustworthy at the wheel. I think I shall start lending this book to my friends and lovers, dead and living, and let it make the rounds." --Full Stop

"A Small Apocalypse is messy--but that isn't a bad thing. The opposite, actually. While the young queer characters are confident in some aspects of their lives, most of the time they are imbued with a refreshing uncertainty about themselves and the bodies they inhabit. It can be quirky and lighthearted in one moment but dark and lonely the next." --Third Coast Review

"A Small Apocalypse is queer Florida at its absolute finest. Laura Chow Reeve has written a group of stories that astonish, mesmerize, and amaze in equal measure. I enjoyed every moment. A smashing collection!" --Kristen Arnett, author of With Teeth

"The stories in A Small Apocalypse all feel wildly different--Laura Chow Reeve's debut offers readers real range--but they are also united beautifully by their thematic territory, by the author's distinctive way of seeing, and by the vividly conveyed and evocative Floridian setting. I love this collection." -- Clare Beams, author of The Illness Lesson