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Lungs Full of Noise
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Lungs Full of Noise (Paperback)

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Winner of the 2013 Iowa Short Fiction AwardThis prize-winning debut of twelve stories explores a femininity that is magical, raw, and grotesque. Aghast at the failings of their bodies, this cast of misfit women and girls sets out to remedy the misdirection of their lives in bold and reckless ways. Figure skaters screw skate blades into the bones of their feet to master elusive jumps. A divorcee steals the severed arm of her ex to reclaim the fragments of a dissolved marriage. Following the advice of a fashion magazine, teenaged girls binge on grapes to dye their skin purple and attract prom dates. And a college freshman wages war on her roommate from Jupiter, who has inadvertently seduced all the boys in their dorm with her exotic hermaphroditic anatomy.But it isn't just the characters who are in crisis. In Lungs Full of Noise, personal disasters mirror the dissolution of the natural world. Written in lyrical prose with imagination and humor, Tessa Mellas's collection is an aviary of feathered stories that are rich, emotive, and imbued with the strength to suspend strange new worlds on delicate wings.

Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: University of Iowa Press Publication Date: 30/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781609382001  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tessa Mellas's stories have appeared in Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Prism International, and StoryQuarterly and have been anthologized in 40 Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial and Apocalypse Now: Prose and Poetry from the End of Days. Born in northern New York, she has competed nationally in synchronized figure skating. She earned a BA from St. Lawrence University, USA, an MFA from Bowling Green State University, USA, and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati, USA.

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