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Dress You Up: A Capsule Collection of Fashionable Fiction

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Dress You Up is an anthology like no other. The twelve diverse stories in this collection speak to the multiple ways in which fashion is more than just the clothes we wear. There will be no frivolous yarns about fashion here—those tales can be found in other closets. This Capsule Collection of Fashionable Fiction illustrates how the clothing and accessories we wear or covet often reflect past memories, present challenges, or future hopes and dreams. The stories focus on themes such as trauma and healing, perception and identity, love and loss, hopes and dreams. Ultimately, these stories help us understand how fashion can shape who we are or who we want to be. Edited by Brian Centrone (Salon Style: Fiction, Poetry & Art and Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South) and illustrated by Stephen Tornero, Dress You Up will dazzle and delight readers as much as it will touch and move them.

110 pages, Paperback

Published April 6, 2021

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Brian Centrone

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Brian Centrone is the author of the novel An Ordinary Boy and the short story collections I Voted for Biddy Schumacher: Mismatched Tales from the Mind of Brian Centrone and Erotica. Four of his One-Act plays have been produced for the stage as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ The Big Read program. His writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary and arts journals, newspapers, and online. He is the Co-Founder and Publisher of New Lit Salon Press as well as the co-editor of Southern Gothic: New Tales from the South and the editor of Salon Style: Fiction, Poetry & Art. In addition to his writing and publisher career, Brian Centrone is an Adjunct Professor. He has taught creative writing, composition, and literature at the Massillon Museum, SUNY/Westchester Community College, New York University, and Pace University. In 2015, Brian Centrone was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Brian holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Fordham University (New York), and a M.A. in Creative Writing (the Novel) from The Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester (UK). Visit Brian at briancentrone.com, like him on facebook.com/briancentroneauthor, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @briancentrone.

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March 17, 2021
I'm biased because I have a story in this collection. But I'll admit I've had stories in anthologies before and wished mine wasn't included because I didn't think the others were up to much. This collection is fantastic and I'm proud to have mine alongside the other eleven contributions. I loved every one of the those stories. They are stories with meaning. Stories that are thought provoking, stories that tell you something. It's a book that you can dip in and out of, one that you can re-read and enjoy all over again.
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February 28, 2021
As editor of this collection, you might say I’m biased, but truly this is an extraordinary and unique collection of short stories that speak directly to the significance of fashion in our lives. These are powerful stories about different women dealing with issue such as love and loss, control and identity, hopes and dreams. Fashion is at the core of their longing, heartbreak, victory, happiness. With a diverse set of writers spanning different generations and writing from around the globe, these stories will remind readers of their own lived experiences and show how the clothes we wear and the accessories we keep can be more than just things.
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