What Shines from It

January 8, 2017 Sara 0 Comments

Thrilled to anounce that my debut story collection, What Shines from It, which was awarded the 2017 Electric Book Award, will be published by Alternating Current Press!

The eleven stories in What Shines from It are rife with physical and psychic gashes; the collection found its title in an Anne Carson poem—“If all the lamps in the house were turned out,/ you could dress this wound/ by what shines from it.” In “Beholden” girl meets boy meets the unsettled spirits of post-9/11 New York City, but her future can’t hold them all. In “Kitten,” a struggling veteran and his wife argue over adopting an abandoned kitten, deepening their financial and emotional rifts. In “A State of Abandon,” a ghost-baby ravages a woman’s body following a late-term miscarriage, all teeth and claws. And in the title story, a married potter falls in love with a married geologist and discovers the luminosity and hard-won beauty of being broken.

Stay tuned for more info!