Melissa Pritchard blurs past/present, male/female, living/dead, reality/ fiction in a supernaturally infused, innovative story about Victorian-era novelist Violet Paget and her modern-day biographer. Paget was an eccentric intellectual and a successful writer, a lesbian who adopted a pseudonym because she claimed that only male authors were taken seriously. Her biographer, Sylvia Casey, has been struggling professionally and personally (her husband has just left her for a man). As Sylvia traces Paget’s life, the lines between modern existence and events a century earlier begin to mingle.
Aurelie Sheehan’s Jewelry Box is a collection of intimate renderings of the life that surrounds us just under the surface. Her stories blossom from small moments and objects that capture the essences of larger personal histories. Straddling memoir and fiction, her 58 short works explore the nuances of sexuality, motherhood, love, and ambition.
Professor of English and Women's Studies at Arizona State University, Melissa Pritchard is the nationally acclaimed author of four short story collection and a biography. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Flannery O'Connor Award, the Carl Sandburg Award, the James Phelan Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for best fiction by an American woman.
Aurelie Sheehan is the author of two novels, History Lesson for Girls and The Anxiety of Everyday Objects, as well as a short story collection. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a Camargo Fellowship, the Jack Kerouac Literary Award, and an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Aurelie is an associate professor of fiction at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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