>A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness

>Oh, man, I’ve been waiting for this one. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this book. How much better does it get?

From the Rose Metal Press blurb:

“The four brilliant chapbooks that make up A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness are disarmingly, unabashedly intimate collections by women who know how to tell a story and aren’t afraid to drag the unspoken out into the light of day.” –Pia Z. Ehrhardt

The four chapbooks collected in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness, three of them finalists and one of them the winner of the Rose Metal Press first annual short short chapbook contest, all revel in the succinctness of their form, the underlying tension anchored beneath each story of 1,000 words or less. These stories are peculiar; they resonate with restlessness. They are deft, they are gritty, and they are lyrical. Laughter, Applause, Laughter, Music, Applause by Kathy Fish, Wanting by Amy L. Clark, Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix by Elizabeth Ellen, and The Sky Is a Well by Claudia Smith combine four multi-layered portrayals of beautiful uneasiness into a collection rich with wit, grace, and originality.

From me:

Buy it, buy it, buy it. If you buy no other book this year, buy this one. I cannot wait to have it in my hands.


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4 Responses to >A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness

  1. Dave Clapper says:

    >And, of course, now that I’ve posted this, I see that Myfanwy already posted about it several days ago. Ha! But seriously… is this not a great deal?!

  2. Anonymous says:

    >Thanks so much, Dave! I am pretty excited about this book.Kath

  3. >Can’t wait to have a copy of this book in my hot little hands!

  4. katrina says:

    >I’m looking forward to this book very much!

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