Tender Cuts

Tender Cuts

by Jayne Martin
Tender Cuts

Tender Cuts

by Jayne Martin


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If Joy Williams and Raymond Carver had a love child that was often left in the care of Lydia Davis it might grow up to be Jayne Martin. Martin’s writing evokes the literary DNA of those who have influenced her most, while in a style and voice that is uniquely her own.

In these 38 tiny tales, everyday people do their best to manage the wounds life inflicts on all of us: A six-year-old beauty pageant contestant strives to please her demanding mother; a woman marries a 1985 Buick LeSabre; in a laundromat bored wives fall under the romantic spell of a lobster; a grown woman is still being fat-shamed by her deceased mother via a Ouija board; a widow carries her husband’s ashes around in Baggies.

With pathos and humor, these and all of the characters in this collection will speak to the reader’s own wounded heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925965247
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 10/28/2019
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Jayne Martin's writing career began with a twenty-year stint writing movies-for television. Her credits include 'Big Spender' for Animal Planet and 'A Child Too Many, Cradle of Conspiracy' and 'Deceived By Trust' for Lifetime. Her book of humor essays, 'Suitable for Giving: A Collection of Wit with A Side of Wry,' was published in 2011. She has been the recipient of the following honors: Fall 2013 Women-On-Writing Flash Fiction Winner; 2016 New Millennium Writings Flash Fiction Finalist; 2016 Vestal Review VERA Award; 2017 Pushcart Nominee; 2018 Best Small Fictions Nominee. She currently lives near Santa Barbara, California where, when not writing, she rides horses and drinks copious amounts of fine wine, though not at the same time. Visit her online: jaynemartin-writer.com.
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