Man's Companions ebook

by Joanna Ruocco

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Thirty-one brief, clever tales from the author of The Mothering Coven. underscore absurdities in the human species.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Ruocco's understated humor and irony have a playful.

Man's Companions book. In 2013, she received the Pushcart Prize for her story "If the Man Took and is also winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Ruocco received her MFA at Brown, and a P. in creative writing from the University of Denver.

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That being said, what follows is a list of the books that occupied my mental space this year, a list that I borrowed from mindfully or unconsciously, and a few that I’d still like to steal from (but will try to withhold from), a list beginning with books by two Brazilian female authors who were also friends, Clarice Lispector and.

In 2013, she received the Pushcart Prize for her story "If the Man Took" and is also winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Her most recent novel is Dan, published by Dorothy, a publishing project. She also serves as assistant professor in creative writing at Wake Forest University.

In Ugly Ducks, the story that opens Man’s Companions, a recent collection by Joanna Ruocco, a woman sits in a dentist’s waiting room and fumes. Another patient has entered the room, one whose flawless appearance feels like a rebuke to her own, ordinary looks.

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Fiction. For the characters in MAN'S COMPANIONS, the self is a degraded version of someone else. Fantasy is stymied by performance anxiety. Delayed gratification phones in a last-minute cancellation. The fictions in this collection are mongrel, troubling the genus of story with miscegenations and mutations, and at the heart of the book is the figure of the anima non grata, the unwanted woman, a degraded version of man. Using language by turns digressive, obsessive, overblown, romantic, fickle, and mundane, MAN'S COMPANIONS manipulates feminine tropes and finds a kind of joyous liberty in its proliferation of thwarted affairs and awkward interludes.
Man's Companions ebook
Joanna Ruocco
Short Stories & Anthologies
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Tarpaulin Sky Press; 1st paperback edition (May 1, 2010)
144 pages
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