Winner of the 2010 Leapfrog Fiction Contest.
"Excellent and energetic. a pointy wit, the apt metaphor, the flip of word that pleases and surprises."—Marge Piercy, contest judge
"Bright, brassy, spunky, clever. inventive writing. . . . Quirky and choked with metaphoric twists that regularly startle."—Michael Mirolla, contest judge
"Smart, humorous, biting, and, certainly, touching. a suite to enjoy over and over."—Michael White, writer of Beautiful Assassin
Praise for Joan Connor's past collections:
"Brilliantly quirky wit and wordplay."—Syndey Lea, writer of A Little Wilderness
"A deeply proficient writer."—Alyce Miller, writer of Water
"Candor, bracing wit, and skewering perception that can kill if she permit it."—Rosellen Brown, writer of Half a Heart
Joan Connor's assortment investigates love and loss, intercourse, kinfolk, and the methods they echo again via reminiscence, occasionally to convenience and occasionally to chew. a few comedian, a few darkish, the tales variety from lyrical to laugh-out-loud humorous. The name tale is a ridicule self-help handbook on the best way to fall out of affection. "Men in Brown" is a rollicking account of a lady infatuated along with her UPS guy. "Aground" is a dismal account of male lust and violence on a lonely island in Maine.
Joan Connor is a professor at Ohio college and at Fairfield University's low residency MFA application. She bought the AWP award for her assortment History Lessons, and the River enamel Literary Nonfiction Prize for The international earlier than Mirrors. Her prior collections are We Who dwell aside and Here on outdated course 7.