Pushcart Prize-winner Suzanne Rivecca quickly made a name for herself as a talented new voice in the literary world. Praised as “gripping, distinctive, and altogether impressive” (Booklist), Rivecca’s debut short-story collection Death Is Not an Option will captivate listeners with its raw and insightful tales featuring young women grappling with life’s many uncertainties.
I loved this short story collection. It's very wordy at times, sometimes distractedly so but most of the time it suites the story just right. Most of these have a dark edge to them; sometimes your surprised with a bit of humor, a nice touch. While dark, they weren't unbearably heart wrenching; they seem real, colorfully written and narrated in an understated way by Jennifer Ikeda.
Honestly, I originally purchased this book because Jennifer Ikeda narrated it but I flew right through it given how beautiful and endearing I found these stories. I am so happy I gave this little gem a go. Its provided quite a lovely journey.
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