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What if Captain Hook gave up marauding and took a gig at the Post Office? How did Hamlet's uncle Claudius become such a rat? What might happen if a plastic surgeon fell for Medusa? If Moby Dick could write a letter, what would he say to Ahab? The answers to these and many other questions can be found in TALES THE DEVIL TOLD ME, winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Short F ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Expected publication: October 5th 2021 by Press 53
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Jen Fawkes
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This book was my MFA thesis project, and each of its twelve stories is a love letter to literature.

Before beginning each piece, I first reread and studied the text(s) that inspired it. For each, I endeavored to find a brand-new access point into a well-known tale; over time, I have come to see that this is how every piece of writing works.
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Jen Fawkes has been a waitress, a tax preparer, a bartender, a museum interpreter, a cleaning woman, and a college professor. Her debut book, MANNEQUIN AND WIFE (LSU Press) was named one of Largehearted Boy's Favorite Short Story Collections of 2020. Her second book, TALES THE DEVIL TOLD ME, won the 2020 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and is forthcoming in October 2021. Her work has appeared in ...more

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