Collective Gravities


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$15.00  $13.95
Word West LLC
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.55 inches | 0.58 pounds
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About the Author

Chloe N. Clark holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment. Her poetry and fiction appears in Apex, Booth, Hobart, Gamut, Midwestern Gothic, and more. She teaches at Iowa State University, writes for Nerds of a Feather, and can be found on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes.


Selected as "a new and forthcoming indie press gem" by Publishers Weekly

"...cuts to the bone of what millions of people are going through right now: The desperate question of how to maintain connection in an age of separation, and certainty in an age of the unknown... Like Kelly Link channeling Ray Bradbury, Clark has a flair for grounding the extraordinary in the ordinary and making sweet music of the dissonance."

- Jason Heller, NPR Books

"Chloe N. Clark's debut short story collection, Collective Gravities, situates characters on shifting ground or inside space vessels, beneath or within wide-open skies. Blending elements of folklore, science fiction, and horror, the twenty-six stories in Clark's newest book ultimately offer hope within strange but familiar worlds."

- Kate Finegan, The Rumpus

"Clark's collection is aptly perceptive of our immediate present. Collective Gravities presents stories deliberate in structure to maximize their impact while exploring the miscommunications of intimate relations. With ephemeral flashes into the lives of disparate characters, Clark unearths the toils and challenges faced with communing with other people and the loneliness when we fail."

- Ian MacAllen, trampset

"...wondrous...stunning...Clark's crisp words and honest exploration of the human heart keep us in thrall. "

- Stephanie King, ANMLY

"Clark's genius is story... This sci-fi gothic book is a collection of moments of gravity that break your heart by showing you worlds where life is off kilter. These stories explore the stars just as easily as they do familiar creek beds and show lives of magical realness."

- Erin Schmiel, Bending Genres

"Chloe N. Clark's fantastic imagination breathes life into these speculative fiction creations. At once exhilarating and haunting, Collective Gravities leaves the reader thinking about what draws us in, how we connect, and the price of atonement when we let people down. This book is a reminder of the fragility of us and our tenuous links, and will leave you questioning those things long past the last pages."

- Amanda Mcleod, Amanda McLeod Writes