Our Lives Became Unmanageable by Jackie CravenOur Lives Became Unmanageable by Jackie Craven

Our Lives Became Unmanageable

byJackie Craven

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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An advertising copywriter searches for her missing reflection. An artist tries to sculpt clouds. A businessman fades into the atmosphere while an old man drifts over rooftops, his gravity broken. Eleven narrative strands fragment and reform to weave a story of other-worldly ailments and compulsions. As the befuddled narrators cross paths, their lives grow increasingly unmanageable. Told with wit and pathos, the linked tales are comical and strange, yet heartbreakingly familiar. These are the confessions you might hear at a 12-step meeting in a universe of fairy tales and dreams.
JACKIE CRAVEN’S stories and poems have appeared in many journals, including Berkeley Fiction Review, Chautauqua, The Fourth River, Limestone Journal, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal, Pearl, Salamander, and Water~Stone Review. She holds a Doctor of Arts in Writing from the University of New York at Alb...
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Title:Our Lives Became UnmanageableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 7 × 5.5 × 0.1 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Omnidawn PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632430274

ISBN - 13:9781632430274

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“In Our Lives Became Unmanageable, the reader inhabits a reliable world where voices are pink, dads float on ceilings, and defective mirrors hold bodies and souls. The world is this world. The world is a sad world. The world deserves kindness. The world will take us to difficult places. From department stores to apartments to beaches, the narrator takes us down the path of her problems, putting first always her care with the problems of others. Craven is a wonderful storyteller, and I really can’t wait to read more of her fiction.” - Kate Bernheimer, judge of the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Contest