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Tongue Party
     

Tongue Party

by Sarah Rose Etter
 
This stunning debut collection of ten short stories by Sarah Rose Etter was the winning manuscript in the 2010 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, as judged by Deb Olin Unferth.

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This stunning debut collection of ten short stories by Sarah Rose Etter was the winning manuscript in the 2010 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, as judged by Deb Olin Unferth.

Editorial Reviews

Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
“There are stories that show you the way things are, and ones that show you the way things might be, and then there are stories that tear you apart and build different things from the pieces. You might be happy with some of them, but I assure you, you won’t like them all. Sarah Rose Etter isn’t a writer; she’s a witch, and this is a house and storm of spells.”
Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution
“Each small story is like sliding in skates over an ice pond—overhead beauty, victorious shouts, still soul, gigantic bravery.”
Matt Bell, author of How They Were Found
“Tongue Party is fiction for we who are hungry, for those among us who ache, who crave, who have appetites that cannot be sated, who have holes in their hearts that will not easily be healed. In each of these short tales, Sarah Rose Etter reminds us that it is not just what we are afraid to lose that will come to define us, but also the strange methods by which we cover over that loss, once it has come to pass."
Randall Brown, author of Mad to Live
“I love Etter’s world of universal desires that drive each story into unexpected places, to koala tides and tongue parties. It’s a world bursting with the need to be both someone and no one, where characters are kept close but viewed from behind things, such as glass and chicken masks. Each word, each moment surprises. It’s a wondrous thing.”
Roxane Gay, author of Ayiti
“Tongue Party is astonishing and unexpected and one of the finest books you will read this year. Etter’s stories are beautiful and wildly imaginative and at times disturbing in dark, elegant ways. The women in her stories are strong and they are desperate, often in positions where they have to sacrifice far too much of themselves. And yet, through Sarah Rose’s masterful writing, they become brave and defiant and like the stories themselves, absolutely unforgettable.”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013633094
Publisher:
Caketrain
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Sarah Rose Etter's chapbook, Tongue Party, was selected by Deb Olin Unferth as the 2010 winner of the Caketrain Press chapbook contest. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, elimae, The Baltimore Review and more. She earned her B.A. in English from Penn State University and her M.F.A. in Fiction from Rosemont College.

You can find out more at www.sarahroseetter.com.

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