I AM BARBARELLA: STORIES is a collection peopled by characters at the fringes of contemporary society -- working-class characters with a raging taste for self-destruction. Many of the stories take place in Charlotte, North Carolina -- a place people rarely end up on purpose. These characters aren't bankers or old money, nor entirely belles or rednecks, but some kind of poetry in between, always stumbling, and trying to survive. These are stories of how folks press on and reinvent themselves in a time when textile manufacturing is dead, and most of their friends and family have long since moved on.
|Publisher:||Twelve Winters Press|
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About the Author
Beth Gilstrap's stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals, among them Superstition Review, Quiddity, the minnesota review, and Ambit. She earned an MFA in fiction from Chatham University in Pittsburgh and she serves as editor-in-chief of Atticus Review. She was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and lives there still with her husband and enough rescue pets to keep life interesting. Visit at bethgilstrap.com.