Mannequin And Wife (eBook)
de Jen Fawkes
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InMannequin and Wife, the debut story collection from Jen Fawkes, sharp and imaginative tales trip seamlessly across borderlands, navigating comedy and tragedy, psychological and magical realism, the mundane and the marvelous.
Readers of these adventurous fictions will encounter a flock of stenographers, the strongest woman alive, a taxidermist with anger issues, an Elephant Girl, a fairy on her lunch break, and a married couple who live with a department store mannequin. Elsewhere, an American actor impersonates a code-breaking Britisher during World War II. A mother awaiting her sons return discovers his personal ad soliciting the services of a cannibal (and fears the worst). A criminal masterminds protégé plots the destruction of Mount Rushmore from within an extinct volcano. A man buys a drive-in theater and transforms it into a carnival sideshow. And an attorney puzzles over how to leave someone his deceased clients heart.
Fawkess award-winning stories examine the vagaries of human relationshipsmother and child, husband and wife, mentor and protégéto tease out the startling complications that arise from our entanglements with those we loathe and those we love.