In this spare novelette, acclaimed flash fiction writers James Claffey and Tara Lynn Masih collaboratively create an original tale of loss and love, as The Bitter Kind deftly alternates between Stela, the daughter of a ship's captain, burdened by her family secrets, and Brandy, a Chippewa orphan, haunted by ghost wolves and spirits. The authors cross genres and borders between historical and contemporary, speculative and realistic, presenting two unforgettable characters on a journey toward their inevitable, fateful destination.
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|Publisher:||Cervena Barva Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)|
About the Author
James Claffey grew up in Dublin, Ireland, and currently lives in California. His collection of short fiction, Blood a Cold Blue, is published by Press 53. He is currently putting the finishing edits to a novel set in 1980s Dublin. His short fiction piece "Skull of a Sheep," which first appeared in the New Orleans Review, is in W.W. Norton's Flash Fiction International. His flash fiction "Kingmaker," which first appeared in Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, also features in W.W. Norton's New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction. "The Third Time My Father Tried to Kill Me" was published in The Best Small Fictions 2015, and he was a finalist in The Best Small Fictions 2016. His work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, and when not writing he teaches high school English in Santa Barbara.