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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Above Discovery

by (author) Jennifer Falkner

Publisher
Invisible Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2023
Category
Short Stories (single author), Ancient, Contemporary Women, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781778430206
    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
    $20.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781778430213
    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
    $9.99

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“It is the part that is missing that I am drawn to, that I try to pin down. My gaze is always divided by what is here and what is no longer here. That, for me, is where the deepest pleasure lies, where the sweet overcomes the bitter."

A couple coping with a recent loss are tasked with taking stock of a late biology enthusiast’s hoard. A support worker dedicated to rehabilitating young women suffering from, among other things, a certain unexpected effect of the climate apocalypse faces a truth that shatters the illusion separating her work and her personal life. An archaeologist formerly working in Syria struggles with her decision to flee from unrest, while the people she has left behind face an uncertain fate.

In Jennifer Falkner’s richly imagined first collection, past and present glancingly converge, making the familiar outlines of myth, history, and everyday life seem suddenly strange. With spare, elegant prose, Falkner introduces the reader to those whose narratives are written in the language of empty space. Above Discovery is a stunning debut collection from an author to watch.

About the author

Raised in Alberta, Jennifer Falkner lives in Ottawa, on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation. She has degrees in ancient history, and currently works as a library technician. Her stories have won the HWA/Dorothy Dunnett Short Story competition, the Retreat West Short Story Contest, and the Little Bird Short Story Contest. She is the author of the novella Susanna Hall, Her Book, inspired by the life of Shakespeare’s daughter.

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