Shit Cassandra saw : stories
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- ISBN: 9780525508120
- ISBN: 0143136623
- ISBN: 9780143136620
274 pages ; 20 cm
- Publisher: [New York, New York] : Penguin Books, 
|Formatted Contents Note:||Shit Cassandra saw that she didn't tell the Trojans because at that point fuck them anyway -- A few normal things that happen a lot -- Jerry's Crab Shack: One star -- Boudicca, Mighty Queen of the Britains, contact hitter and utility outfielder, AD 61 -- Mt. Adams at Mar Vista -- Friday night -- Here preached his last -- First woman hanged for witchcraft in Wales, 1594 -- Casper -- An apology of sorts to June -- Mary Read is a crossdressing pirate, the raging seas, 1720 -- The Disneyland of Mexico -- For a good time, call -- Nakano Takeko is fatally shot, Japan, 1868 -- Inishmore -- Marcy breaks up with herself -- The best and only whore of Cwm Hyfryd, Patagonia, 1886 -- Midwestern girl is tired of appearing in your short stories -- Scene in a public park at dawn, 1892 -- How to retile your bathroom in 6 easy steps! -- We handle it -- Acknowledgments.|
|Summary, etc.:||"Cassandra may have seen the future, but it doesn't mean she's resigned to telling the Trojans everything she knows. In this ebullient collection, virgins escape from being sacrificed, witches refuse to be burned, whores aren't ashamed, and every woman gets a chance to be a radioactive cockroach warrior who snaps back at catcallers. Gwen E. Kirby experiments with found structures--a Yelp review, a WikiHow article--which her fierce, irreverent narrators push against, showing how creativity within an enclosed space undermines and deconstructs the constraints themselves. When these women tell the stories of their triumphs as well as their pain, they emerge as funny, angry, loud, horny, lonely, strong protagonists who refuse be secondary characters a moment longer. From "The Best and Only Whore of Cwm Hyfryd, 1886" to the "Midwestern Girl [who] is Tired of Appearing in Your Short Stories," Kirby is playing and laughing with the women who have come before her and they are telling her, we have always been this way. You just had to know where to look."--|
Gwen E. Kirby is a native San Diegan and graduate of Carleton College. She has an MFA from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati.Â Her stories appear in One Story, Tin House, Guernica, Mississippi Review, Ninth Letter, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. Guest editor Aimee Bender selected her story âShit Cassandra Saw . . .â for Best Small Fictions 2018 and it also appears in the 2018Â Wigleaf Top 50. HerÂ story âMidwestern Girl Is Tired of Appearing in Your Short Storiesâ won the 2017Â DISQUIET Literary Prize for Fiction and she was the 2018-2019 George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy.Â Currently, she is the associate director of programs and finance for the Sewanee Writersâ Conference at the University of the South, where she also teaches creative writing.
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