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As If She Had a Say Book Launch Event
July 25 @ 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Jennifer Fliss launches her new collection of short stories As If She Had a Say at Third Place Books (Ravenna location) with Corinne Manning! Register here: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/jennifer-fliss-corinne-manning
Who has a right to tell us how to experience our grief? How to perform—or not perform—the roles society prescribes to us based on our various points of identity?
As If She Had a Say, the second story collection from Jennifer Fliss, uses an absurdist lens to showcase characters—predominantly women—plumbing their resources as they navigate misogyny, abuse, and grief. In these stories, a woman melts in the face of her husband’s cruelty; a seven-tablespoons-long woman lives inside a refrigerator and engages in an affair with the man of the house; a balloon-animal artist attends a funeral to discover he was invited as more than entertainment; and a man loses all his nouns.
JENNIFER FLISS (she/her) is a Seattle-based writer whose work has appeared in F(r)iction, The Rumpus, No Tokens, the Washington Post, and elsewhere, including two of the Best Short Fiction anthologies. She is the author of the story collection The Predatory Animal Ball.