Girl Country: and Other Stories

Girl Country: and Other Stories

by Jacqueline Vogtman
Girl Country: and Other Stories

Girl Country: and Other Stories

by Jacqueline Vogtman


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Winner of the Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize

A near-future farmer battling environmental crises takes in a mysterious girl he finds on the roadside. A bus driver navigates through treacherous weather and memories of her tragic past as she races to save children from the end of the world. A woman keeps giving birth to children from different time periods. And a woman struggles with her young daughter mysteriously transforming into something wild and unruly, confronting themes of motherhood and family.


In Girl Country, stories range from medieval Belgium to the near-future of the American Midwest, populated by mothers and monsters, mermaids and milkmaids, nuns and bus drivers—women in every walk of life, but particularly working-class women, navigating the intersection of the mundane and the magical. Perfect for fans of Orange World and Animal Wife, these are stories about women with teeth—wild and alive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950539765
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Publication date: 05/16/2023
Sales rank: 247,147
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Vogtman’s fiction has appeared in Hunger Mountain, Permafrost, The Literary Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Third Coast, and other journals. A graduate of the MFA program at Bowling Green State University, she is currently Associate Professor of English at Mercer County Community College. She has lived in New Jersey most of her life and resides in a small town surrounded by nature, which she explores with her husband, daughter, and dog. Girl Country is her first book. Find her on Instagram @jacquelinevogtman and online at

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