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“Plunkett’s strength is in the patience and precision of her interior and exterior landscapes. Like horses, too, these stories are full of beauty and elegance but also inscrutability, with Plunkett content to braid scenes and images together and let the mystery of their relationships abide. Wistful tales rendered with delicate writing and powerful perception.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Few writers capture sex as beautifully and self-consciously, as strangely and humorously, as Plunkett. Simply put, I loved these stories.” —Lori Ostlund, author of After The Parade

“…we can believe again in the possibility of triumph over despair, of life over emptiness. This book beats with the heart of our times.” —Anne Raeff, author of Only the River

“Plunkett’s striking debut puts a series of women’s interior lives in stark relief…Plunkett’s keen observations will pique readers, and the stories pay off with dividends.” —Publishers Weekly

“Genevieve Plunkett’s stories are elegant, original, and moving, with the lyrical brilliance and bite of Sylvia Plath…a thrilling debut.” —Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Almost Famous Women

“Perfectly calibrated and teeming with style, these dark little masterpieces are full of grim brilliance. Plunkett is a rare and ferocious talent, and this is a stunning debut.” —Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

On Sale July 13, 2021. Pre-order here:

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“Plunkett’s striking debut puts a series of women’s interior lives in stark relief…Plunkett’s keen observations will pique readers, and the stories pay off with dividends.” —Publishers Weekly

“Plunkett’s strength is in the patience and precision of her interior and exterior landscapes. Like horses, too, these stories are full of beauty and elegance but also inscrutability, with Plunkett content to braid scenes and images together and let the mystery of their relationships abide. Wistful tales rendered with delicate writing and powerful perception.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Few writers capture sex as beautifully and self-consciously, as strangely and humorously, as Plunkett. Simply put, I loved these stories.” —Lori Ostlund, author of After The Parade

“…we can believe again in the possibility of triumph over despair, of life over emptiness. This book beats with the heart of our times.” —Anne Raeff, author of Only the River

“Genevieve Plunkett’s stories are elegant, original, and moving, with the lyrical brilliance and bite of Sylvia Plath…a thrilling debut.” —Megan Mayhew Bergman, author of Almost Famous Women

“Perfectly calibrated and teeming with style, these dark little masterpieces are full of grim brilliance. Plunkett is a rare and ferocious talent, and this is a stunning debut.” —Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

On Sale July 13, 2021. Pre-order here:

Bookstore logo Barnes & Noble logo IndieBound logo

Genevieve Plunkett

Writer

Genevieve’s debut collection of stories, PREPARE HER, is available July 13, 2021 (Catapult). A recipient of an O. Henry Award, her short fiction can also be found in New England Review, Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Literary Hub, and The Best Small Fictions 2018. Her novel, IN THE LOBBY OF THE DREAM HOTEL, is forthcoming.

genevieve plunkett
genevieve plunkett

Genevieve Plunkett

Writer

Genevieve’s debut collection of stories, PREPARE HER, is available July 13, 2021 (Catapult). A recipient of an O. Henry Award, her short fiction can also be found in New England Review, Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Literary Hub, and The Best Small Fictions 2018. Her novel, IN THE LOBBY OF THE DREAM HOTEL, is forthcoming.

Listen to Genevieve read from her award-winning story, “Something for a Young Woman” 
Listen to Genevieve read from her award-winning story, “Something for a Young Woman” 

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