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The Ballad of Hangman’s Elm: A Fairy Tale

By Susan M. Silver


“This book should be required reading for anyone wondering and hoping if this too shall pass.”


A legendary park-dwelling tree becomes an accidental witness to once-in-a-generation calamity within catastrophe – unrest in the midst of a pandemic. This is an unforgettable story of growth   through crisis. A luminous tale that reads like a prose poem, a must-read for all ages.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NF3BTHC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1



The Dream Journals

by Sarah Cavar


In eighteen subconscious segments The Dream Journals blends genre and form to stage scenes once hidden behind eyelids. The result is a micro-memoir of both speculation and recollection of the surreal and the all-too-embodied.


"Cavar creates a speculative whole from many shards. I can inhabit my own internal//dreams with this chapbook a prism of refracted selves in technicolor.”

 – Jesse Rice-Evans, author of THE UNINHABITABLE (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019)


https://www.giallolit.com/microchaps-2021/p/the-dream-journals-by-sarah-cavar



A Hole Walked In

by Sarah Cavar


A Hole Walked In is a thrilling piece of surrealist-gothic-body-horror short fiction featuring a protagonist whose face just won’t stop bleeding. Following writers like Carmen Maria Machado and Helen Oyeyemi A Hole Walked In traverses the feminist Weird and leaves a red trail in its wake.


"A blood rite of a bildungsroman. A Hole Walked In asks questions that can only be answered by the mirror. The sly-and-wry body horror envelopes the reader in a way that feels more real than fantastical and yet it is after something that is just out of reach. Cavar deftly writes a fable that is impossible to take even a breath away from and they do it drenched in the bloody irony of skill.”

 — L Scully author of LIKE US (ELJ Editions).


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