Acquainted with Squalor delivers astonishing power of body and soul. Meteors fall, an old neighbor tosses an infrared Phoenix beacon into a cup of loose change, and a woman on the phone with a friend mentions nothing about her eviction notice. These nine stories nourish our sense of wonder and acknowledge our deepest despair.
You'll be entranced by these 24 stories as Nath Jones finds her way into this fun and biting life. This is the third of her books of short stories. She conducts you from the kaleidoscopic moment when a toddler loses her innocence to the last breath an old man takes in a rowboat at sunrise.
2000 Deciduous Trees is an exploration of individual experience selected from Nath Jones's '90s zine, The Skirt. The writing resists losing its balance during a time when gasoline was cheap and no one drove slowly on the cusp of the new millennium. The voice yearns for change. But nothing can be done in a 20-something world where one-night stands get forgotten with execution-style murders.
"Witty storytelling and astute observations"
Winner of the 2013 Eric Hoffer E-book Fiction Award, The War Is Language is a destruction of narrative, an experimental collection of flash fiction. These often humorous pieces exist at story's amorphous limit of spoken word and deconstruction. This disordered collection makes a mosaic with cathartic, inflammatory language.
"Funny and intelligent shorts and scenes"
In a series that begins with the question: what is a book? This is a book. Morgan Sorvillo Kiger takes what the On Impulse series offers and gives us a portion to desire. Radar Road: The Best of On Impulse highlights an exploration of 21st-century narrative. In four collections that move from raw to refined, the On Impulse series invites the listener to contemplate how we use language now: online, in full-length books, and with each other.