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Sarah Rose Etter

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Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party, selected by Deb Olin Unferth as the winner of the Caketrain Press award, and The Book of X, her first novel, which is available from Two Dollar Radio.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cut, Electric Literature, Guernica, VICE, New York Tyrant, Juked, Night Block, The Black Warrior Review, Salt Hill Journal, The Collagist, and more.

She is the co-founder of the TireFire Reading Series, and a contributing editor at The Fanzine. She has also served as an arts columnist at Philadelphia Weekly.

She has been awarded residences at Disquiet International program in Portugal and the Gullkistan Writing Residency in Iceland. In 2017, she was the keynote speaker at the Society for the Study of
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"Though the volume feels thin in your hand, don’t let this fool you; the collection is packed full of gorgeous, jarring stories...[the] stories throb with an energy that might keep you up at night."

- Philadelphia Stories Review by Blythe Davenport

"...watching each beautiful, terrifying, utterly bizarre story unfold is part of what makes reading this cohesive collection so enjoyable."

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Average rating: 4.44 · 324 ratings · 81 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
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The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter
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Sarah Rose Etter's debut The Book of X finds the perfect balance between prose and poetry — the beautiful and grotesque. Following the life of woman affli..." Read more of this review »
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"A completely unique look at how it feels to be a woman, The Book of X is for the reader looking for an elevated prose. Beautifully written by Sarah Rose Etter, this book will stay with the reader long after the last page."
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"This book is so many things. It is as sharp and surreal as the knotted bodies passed down generation upon generation. It is as raw and tender as the meat quarries and what happens there. Etter's words are cutting as they reflect upon the many twis..." Read more of this review »
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An innovative blend of memoir, research, and cultural commentary that masterfully grapples with domestic violence in queer relationships. I couldn't put it down. Split up into powerful, dense vignettes, In The Dream House just made me cancel all of m ...more
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“The chicken is a little dry and/or you've ruined my life.”
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“Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”
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“He smoked a cigarette, standing in the dark and listening to her undress. She made sea sounds; something flapped like a sail; there was the creak of ropes; then he heard the wave-against-a-wharf smack of rubber on flesh. Her call for him to hurry was a sea-moan, and when he lay beside her, she heaved, tidal, moon-driven.”
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“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
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