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This stunning collection introduces an important new voice in American fiction. The charactersamong them a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veterangrapple with being voiceless and feeling trapped.The fiction editor of Little Patuxent Review, Jen Grows fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Writers Chronicle, Other Voices, Sun Magazine, Indiana Review, and many others, including the anthology City Sages Baltimore. Shes received two Individual Artist Awards from Maryland State Arts.,

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Jen Grow

Jen Grow's debut collection, MY LIFE AS A MERMAID, was winner of the 2012 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Competition. She is the Fiction Editor of LITTLE PATUXENT REVIEW. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in THE WRITER'S CHRONICLE, OTHER VOICES, THE SUN, THE GSU REVIEW, HUNGER MOUNTAIN, INDIANA REVIEW and many others including the anthology CITY SAGES: BALTIMORE (City Lit Press, 2010) . She co-authored the book SEEKING THE SPIRIT (Morehouse Publishing, 2006) with Harry Brunett. She's received two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and her stories have earned nominations for Best New American Voices and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Baltimore with the artist Lee Stierhoff and their zoo of cats and dogs.

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